New VIDEO of Chandrayaan-3’s rover roaming on the moon: ISRO wrote- Pragyan is playing in Chandamama’s lap, the lander is looking at him like a mother
Today (August 31) is the eighth day of Chandrayaan-3’s moon landing. ISRO has released a new video of rover Pragyan, in which it is running safely and is also doing good rotation. This photo of rotation has been taken by the imager camera of lander Vikram.
ISRO wrote – Pragyan rover is playing pranks on Chanda Mama. Lander Vikram is watching him (Pragyan) like a mother lovingly watching her child playing. don’t you think so? Meanwhile, Pragyan has confirmed sulfur on the moon for the second time.
Wisdom once confirmed sulfur
Rover Pragyan once again confirmed sulfur on the lunar surface on August 31. ISRO said that this time the Alpha Practice X-ray Spectroscope (APXS) mounted on Pragyan confirmed the presence of sulphur. ISRO also said that now they are searching from where the sulfur came to the Moon – from intrinsic, volcanic event or from any meteorite?
For the first time, many minerals including sulfur and oxygen were found on the Moon.
Chandrayaan-3 sent the second observation on the fifth day of reaching the Moon (28 August). According to this, there is presence of sulfur on the south pole of the moon. Apart from this, the presence of aluminum, calcium, iron, chromium, titanium has also been detected on the surface of the moon.
According to ISRO, manganese, silicon and oxygen are also present on the surface of the moon, while the search for hydrogen is on. The LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope) payload mounted on the Pragyan rover made this discovery.
Different temperatures on the surface of the moon
Earlier on August 28, the ChaSTE payload fitted in Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-3 had sent the first observation related to the temperature of the Moon. According to ChaSTE, there is a great difference in temperature on the surface of the Moon and at different depths.
The temperature on the surface of the Moon’s south pole is about 50 degrees Celsius. At the same time, minus 10°C temperature has been recorded at a depth of 80mm. Chaste has 10 temperature sensors, which can reach a depth of 10cm i.e. 100mm.
The ChaSTE payload has been developed by the Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC in collaboration with the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.