The orbiter of Chandrayaan 2 discovered the existence of water on the ground of the moon.
If all goes well, Chandrayaan-3 will cross the moon next year. But ISRO is still reaping the benefits of the Chadrayaan-2 mission. However, the operation was not successful. Lander ‘Vikram’ failed to land on the moon.
However, its orbiter is still orbiting the moon. And this time, he found hydroxyl and water molecules in the moon’s soil. The specimen was located at 29 to 62 degrees north latitude of the moon.
Undoubtedly, ISRO scientists are excited about this observation.
The study was published in the journal Current Science. It was there that the new observation of Chandrayaan-2 was announced. It is known that the infrared spectrometer in the orbiter got this information by analyzing the electromagnetic spectrum of the moon.
The purpose was to understand the amount of metal on the moon. And while doing that, the hydroxyl and water molecules matched the information obtained.
Observers claim that the origin of those molecules is due to the reaction of the lunar surface with the solar wind. Five decades have passed since the first human-crewed lunar mission, but not all questions about the moon have been answered today.
It remains to be seen whether it can find any new directions from this information of the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2. Astronomers worldwide think it is essential to understand the mission to the moon and its character when traveling to another planet. And that is why many countries, including India, have turned to the moon anew.
Lander Vikram broke down due to a speed problem when landing on the lunar surface on July 22, 2019. Although the orbiter is still intact, it is still active.
ISRO has erased the remnants of this failure and set out on a new mission. It is learned that Chandrayaan-3 will have only a lander and rover. The orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 will act as the orbiter of that vehicle.
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