Chandrayaan-3‘s Pragyan Rover entered a crater 8 meters deep on the dark side of the Moon. And it went deep.This is the first time a country’s rover has gone so deep into a crater on the Moon’s dark side.
Pragyan Rover Chandrayaan-3
The speed of this rover is 1 meter per second i.e. it runs for 60 seconds in a minute which is very slow speed. The side of the moon where the rover landed is heavily cratered. The ISRO team is operating it itself. That’s why ISRO can directly see what it sees from sitting on the ground. ISRO gives command to this object after spotting it so its speed is very low. And along with it, it is also studying the craters of the moon.
China has landed on the dark side of the moon before India, but China has not gone where India has gone. Once again, China is preparing to land on the dark side of the moon. The reason behind this is that the chances of having water on the dark side of the moon are quite high. If water is found there, a large base camp can be built there.
Apart from this, vehicles can be operated by separating hydrogen from water. That is, water is the biggest source of energy on the moon. That is why India is looking for water on this side of the moon.
The worst news for India is that this Indian rover will work only in sunlight. But even during the day time there is enough area on the moon where there is no moonlight. The rover has to go through that darkness. In these places, his direct contact with ISRO may be severed. Due to which ISRO scientists will have a huge responsibility to control it.
Rover Enters in Big Crater
The place where this rover of chandrayaan-3 has gone is a huge crater
The depth of this crater is up to 8 meters. Let me tell you one thing, the soil in many places on the earth is red and in some places it is black. And the chemical composition of each place is also different.
To this day, NASA knows the chemical composition of any soil that NASA has brought back from the moon. But what is the chemical composition of the soil on the dark side of the moon, not even NASA? What is hidden here.
Chandrayaan-3′s Pragyan rover will study the soil at the depth of 8 meters where the rover has gone for the first time. And will know what is the chemical composition of this soil. Which valuable elements are there in it? This is the information that can be used to build a base camp on the moon. Chandrayaan-3, which is currently working, is a great discovery for India.
Chandrayaan-3’s lander’s laser
The lander of Chandrayaan-3 is equipped with laser technology. This laser will burn off the soil on the moon’s surface and then study the burned soil. After studying it, it will go to bigger pits to find water and precious elements.
Will search for elements.
Now only eleven days are left after that, it can only reach a radius of 500 meters in these twelve days. There are thousands of craters within this 500 meter radius and it will study them all. There the craters are not far apart but rather close together. It remains to be seen whether the rover will be able to find water in these craters or will fall into them upside down.
To understand this, let us take the example of a town in Norway. Because of its high attitude, this place is very close to the sun, it is so close to the sun. Here, the sun does not set for months in summer and does not rise for months in winter. As you move towards the equator, this effect decreases.
Due to which there is not much variation in temperature here. Variation in temperature is only linearly related to how far you are from the sun.