Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan Rover Records Natural Event on Moon’s South Pole

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Exciting Lunar Discoveries by ISRO

Indian Space and Research Organisation’s Lunar Exploration

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The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) recently shared some exciting news about its lunar mission. Let’s break down the key findings and developments in simple language:

Bold Lunar Observations ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan Rover module, part of the Vikram lander, spotted a mysterious event on the moon’s south pole. While they don’t know the exact cause yet, scientists are investigating.

Chandrayaan-3’s Special Payload ISRO revealed that the Chandrayaan-3 mission carries a unique instrument called “In-situ Scientific Experiments Instrument for the Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA).” This advanced gadget, using MEMS technology, captured the Rover’s movements and detected a potential natural event on August 26, 2023. Scientists are working hard to figure out what caused it.

Sulphur and More on the Moon Earlier, ISRO shared another exciting discovery. The Rover found evidence of sulfur on the lunar surface using a fancy tool called the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS). It also identified other elements like Al, Ca, Fe, Cr, Ti, Mn, Si, and O. Scientists are still on the lookout for hydrogen.

Chandrayaan-3’s Mission Components Chandrayaan-3 has three parts: the propulsion module, which moved the lander and rover closer to the moon; the lander module, which safely placed the lunar craft on the surface; and the rover module, designed for exploring the moon’s secrets.

India’s Historic Lunar Landing On August 23, India made history by successfully landing the Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon’s south pole. This achievement made India the fourth country, following the US, China, and Russia, to achieve this remarkable feat.

Solar Mission on the Horizon ISRO has more exciting plans. They are gearing up for the launch of the Adity-L1 solar mission on September 2. This mission aims to study the sun and marks India’s first venture into solar exploration.

ISRO’s lunar discoveries and upcoming solar mission are showcasing India’s growing prowess in space exploration. Stay tuned for more space adventures from ISRO!

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