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Chandrayaan-3 Rover Records Natural Event on Moon's South Pole

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that its Chandrayaan-3 Rover has detected a natural event on the moon's south pole. The event, which was recorded on August 26, 2023, is still under investigation, but ISRO believes it may be a seismic event.

The Chandrayaan-3 Rover is a six-wheeled vehicle that is designed to explore the moon's surface. It is equipped with a variety of instruments, including a laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS), which is used to analyze the chemical composition of the lunar surface.

The LIBS instrument detected the presence of sulfur in the soil near the south pole. Sulfur is not a common element on the moon, so its presence is a mystery. ISRO is continuing to investigate the event to determine its cause.

The discovery of sulfur on the moon is significant because it could help scientists understand the moon's formation and evolution. Sulfur is thought to be a byproduct of volcanic activity, so its presence on the moon suggests that the moon may have been more volcanically active in the past.

The discovery of the natural event on the moon's south pole is another exciting milestone for the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The mission is still in its early stages, but it has already made several important discoveries. ISRO is continuing to operate the Chandrayaan-3 Rover and other instruments on the moon, and scientists are eager to learn more about the moon's secrets.


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