(Credit – ISRO)
Bengaluru (Karnataka) – The Chandrayan-3 has made great achievement. The Pragyan Rover came out of Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander, and discovered Oxygen on the Moon. The Rover has also discovered 8 minerals.
ISRO’s main objective in this mission was trying to find water on the Moon. To know if there is water on moon, it is necessary to find if there is Hydrogen on the Moon. If Hydrogen is found on the Moon, then it will be clear that there is water on the Moon. This will be the great achievement of the Chandrayan 3’s Mission. Water is made up of two molecules of Hydrogen and one molecule of Oxygen.
What will happen if water is found on the moon ?
If water is found on the moon, then various space agencies can send their astronauts to the moon. There will be water to drink and to cool the machines; similarly, there will air which is compatible for breathing and to make fuel.
The minerals found on the moon
Sulphur, Aluminium, Calcium, Iron, Chromium, Titanium, Manganese and Silicone have been found on the Moon. ISRO said that it was possible to discover these minerals because of the ‘Lazer Driven Breakdown Spectroscope’ fitted on the Pragyan Rover.
In-situ scientific experiments continue …..
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.… pic.twitter.com/vDQmByWcSL
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The photograph of Vikram taken by Pragyan
Pragyan Rover clicked an image of Vikram Lander this morning.
The ‘image of the mission’ was taken by the Navigation Camera onboard the Rover (NavCam).
NavCams for the Chandrayaan-3 Mission are developed by the Laboratory for… pic.twitter.com/Oece2bi6zE
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Chandrayaan 3’s Pragyan Rover has sent a photograph of the Vikram lander. This is the 1st photograph taken by Pragyan camera.