Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Chandrayaan-2 Completes 9,000 Orbits Around Moon, Finds Two Elements on Lunar Surface - News18

Last updated Wednesday, September 8, 2021 07:23 ET , Source: NewsService

On September 6, ISRO Chairman K Sivaninaugurated the Lunar Science Workshop, which was live-streamed on the ISRO website, social media platform, and YouTube channel. The chairman of ISRO stated at the opening session that the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has completed over 9000 orbits around the moon. On Monday, ISRO officials also stated that Chandrayaan-2 identified the two elements, chromium and manganese, in a few locations during the severe solar flare episodes.

On September 6, 2021, inaugurating the Lunar Science Workshop 2021, Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, DOS released three documents on Chandrayaan-2 related to the science results and data products.Download them here: https://t.co/t8LQ8HZji1ā€” ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2021

According to reports, soil samples taken during previous moon missions revealed the existence of the elements on the lunar surface. However, the eight instruments onboard Chandrayaan-2 are performing scientific studies of the moon using remote sensing and in-situ techniques, according to an ISRO statement.

The Chandrayaan-2 Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer (Class) analyses the lunar X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectra for the presence of key elements including magnesium, aluminium, silica, iron, calcium, titanium and sodium.

In one of the sessions, Shyama Narendranath, Principal Investigator atClass Payload, discussed the findings, saying that remote sensing revealed the precise presence of chromium and manganese on the lunar surface for the first time....

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