(The Gist of Science Reporter) Chandrayaan-2 - Major Objectives

(The Gist of Science Reporter) Chandrayaan-2 - Major Objectives


Chandrayaan-2 - Major Objectives

  • Demonstrate ability to soft-land on lunar surface and operate a robotic rover.
  • Shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon its South Polar region which remains in shadow and is much larger than that at the North Pole. Possibility of presence of water in permanently shadowed areas.
  • Evidence for water molecules discovered by Chandrayaan-1 will be further studied to find the extent of water molecule distribution on the surface, below the surface and in the exosphere to look at the origin of water on Moon.
  • Gain insight into the origin and evolution of the Moon by extensive mapping of lunar surface South Pole region has craters that are cold traps and contain a fossil record of the early Solar System.
  •  Thermo-physical property of the lunar surface and seismic activities will also be measured.


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