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Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan Rover Records Natural Events On The Moon’s South Pole

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India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission has made a significant discovery on the Moon’s South Pole. The mission’s Pragyan rover has recorded a natural event on the lunar surface, which is a first for any rover. Moreover, the rover has captured a video of a small meteoroid impact on the Moon’s surface. The video shows a bright flash of light followed by a plume of dust and debris. The impact was recorded by the rover’s onboard camera, which is capable of capturing high-resolution images and videos. Continue reading to know more about the discovery.

 

Why Was Chandrayaan-3 Mission Launched?

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The Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched in August 2023, India’s third lunar mission. The mission’s primary objective is to explore the Moon’s South Pole and study its geology, mineralogy, and water resources. Furthermore, the mission consists of a lander, Vikram, and Pragyan rover. The lander and rover were designed to work together to explore the lunar surface and conduct scientific experiments.

Moreover, the Pragyan rover has been exploring the lunar surface since its landing in the South Pole region. The rover has been collecting data on the Moon’s geology and mineralogy using its onboard instruments. One of the instruments, the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS), detected sulfur traces in the lunar soil. However, the discovery of sulfur is significant as it could provide insights into the Moon’s volcanic history.

 

The Recent Study Of Chandrayaan-3

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The Chandrayaan-3 mission has been a success so far, and the discovery of the meteoroid impact is a significant milestone for the mission. Moreover, the video recorded by the Pragyan rover will provide valuable data for scientists studying the Moon’s geology and impact history. The mission is expected to continue its exploration of the Moon’s South Pole for the next few months, and more discoveries are expected. Furthermore, ISRO said in a recent X post, “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: In-situ Scientific Experiments.

Instrument for the Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) payload on Chandrayaan 3 Lander – the first Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) technology-based instrument on the Moon — has recorded the movements of the rover and other payloads. Additionally, it has recorded an event, appearing to be a natural one, on August 26, 2023. The source of the event is under investigation.

 

ISRO Updates On Chandrayaan-3

ILSA payload is designed and realized LEOS, Bangalore. The deployment mechanism is developed by URSC, Bengaluru.” Moreover, earlier on Tuesday, ISRO said in a post on X,

“Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) instrument onboard the Rover unambiguously confirms the presence of Sulphur (S) in the lunar surface near the South Pole, through first-ever in-situ measurements. Al, Ca, Fe, Cr, Ti, Mn, Si, and O are also detected, as expected. Search for Hydrogen (H) is underway.”

Chandrayaan-3 mission has made a significant discovery on the Moon’s South Pole. The Pragyan rover has recorded a natural event on the lunar surface, which is a first for any rover. Further, the discovery of the meteoroid impact is a significant milestone for the mission, and the video recorded by the rover will provide valuable data for scientists studying the Moon’s geology and impact history. The Chandrayaan-3 mission is expected to continue its exploration of the Moon’s South Pole for the next few months, and more discoveries are expected. What do you think about the topic discussed above? Let us know your thoughts on the topic discussed in the comment section below. Stay tuned for further.

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