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Chandrayaan-3 Discovers Moonquake: ISRO’s Latest Findings

India’s Third Lunar Mission

  • India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission is currently on the moon’s south pole.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has shared some exciting news about its discoveries.

Moonquake Detected

  • The spacecraft, known as Vikram Lander, observed something unusual.
  • It sensed a seismic activity on the moon, which might be a moonquake.
  • Scientists are still figuring out the exact details of this event.

Lunar Seismic Activity

  • ISRO has a special instrument called “Instrument for the Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA).”
  • ILSA recorded this mysterious event, which might be a natural occurrence.
  • This happened on August 26, 2023, and its source is currently being investigated.

Chandrayaan-3’s Mission Accomplishments

Two Out of Three Missions Completed

  • Chandrayaan-3 has three main missions.
  • It has already successfully demonstrated a safe and soft landing on the moon.
  • The rover has also shown movement on the lunar surface.

Ongoing Scientific Experiments

  • The third mission involves conducting scientific experiments on the moon, and it’s currently in progress.
  • This mission made India the fourth country to land on the moon and the first to reach its unexplored south pole.

Latest Discoveries

Playful Rover on the Moon

  • ISRO shared a delightful video from the moon.
  • It showed the Pragyan rover exploring the lunar terrain.
  • ISRO described it as a child playfully frolicking on the moon’s surface.

Sulfur Found on the Moon

  • Another instrument on the Pragyan rover confirmed the presence of sulfur on the moon.
  • This discovery used a unique technique.

Safety Measures

  • Earlier, the ISRO team rerouted the Pragyan rover to ensure its safety after detecting a large crater on the moon’s surface.

Historic Moments

Chandrayaan-3’s Landing

  • On August 23, Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module touched down on the moon.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the landing spot ‘Shiv Shakti Point.’
  • The site where Chandrayaan-2’s lander crash-landed in 2019 was named ‘Tiranga Point.’
  • August 23 is now celebrated as ‘National Space Day’ in India.

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