Breakdown caused by laser on Pragyan Rover The south pole of the moon has sulphur on its surface, according to a spectroscope
The Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope on the Pragyan rover, using the first-ever in-sity measurements, revealed the presence of sulphur in the lunar surface near the south pole, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday.’Shiv Shakti’ Point is the location of the Pragyan rover (ISRO/X).
Aluminum, Calcium, Ferrous (Iron), Chromium, Titanium, Manganese, Silicon, and Oxygen were likewise as expected found in the rover’s spectroscope, according to ISRO. There is a hydrogen search going on
“Preliminary tests have shown the presence of Aluminum (Al), Sulfur (S), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr), and Titanium (Ti) on the lunar surface. Additional measurements have identified the presence of silicon (Si), oxygen (O), and manganese (Mn). A thorough examination into the presence of hydrogen is under progress, according to ISRO’s statement.
“LIBS instrument is developed at the Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS)/ISRO, Bengaluru”, ISRO added.
The news follows the Indian space agency’s announcement that the Pragyan rover was “on its way to uncover more secrets” of the moon. Several hours after Chandrayaan 3’s successful landing on the south pole of the moon on August 23, the rover was launched out of the “Vikram” lander.On August 26, ISRO made a video of the rover exploring the area near the Chandrayaan 3’s landing site, known as “Shiv Shakti Point.” “”Chandrayaan-3 Mission: What’s new in this? At the South Pole, the Pragyan rover explores Shiv Shakti Point in search of lunar secrets. On X, ISRO had posted.The Pragyan rover discovered a crater with a diameter of four meters on the lunar surface yesterday, according to the space agency, which reported the discovery yesterday.
“On August 27, 2023, the Rover discovered a crater with a diameter of 4 meters that was 3 meters in front of its current location. The order to turn around was given to the Rover. It is presently securely moving along a new path, according to ISRO.On August 23, India made history by being the first nation to set foot on the South Pole of the moon.