ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan Rover Confirms Presence of Sulfur on Moon

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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed the presence of sulfur on the Moon's surface through the Pragyan rover module of Chandrayaan-3.

An Overview of the News

  • This important discovery is the result of in-situ recordings made near the Moon's south pole.

  • The confirmation of sulfur has essential implications for understanding the elemental composition of the Moon and its geological history.

About Pragyan Rover

  • Lunar Rover: Pragyan is a lunar rover designed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as a component of the lunar exploration project Chandrayaan-3.

  • Previous attempt: In an earlier attempt, an earlier version of the rover was included in the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Launched on July 22, 2019, the rover was lost along with its lander Vikram due to an accident on the Moon on September 6.

  • Chandrayaan-3 Launch: The next mission, Chandrayaan-3, was launched on July 14, 2023. It carried updated versions of both the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover.

  • Successful Landing: The Chandrayaan-3 mission was crowned with success when its Vikram lander and Pragyan rover successfully landed around the Moon's south pole on August 23.

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