1 Sept 2023

ISRO Investigating 'Earthquake' On Lunar Surface; Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 3 Records Vibrations

Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 3 has recorded vibrations on the surface of the moon. During his research, Vikram recorded vibrations on the lunar surface for about five seconds. Regarding this alleged 'earthquake' on the moon, ISRO has said that this natural phenomenon has been recorded on the moon. 

Pragyan Rover and other payloads have also sent data regarding this to ISRO and now investigation is going on regarding this whole incident.

The ILSA (Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity) installed in the lander had recorded this vibration that lasted for about 5 seconds on 26 August 2023. ISRO is researching the reasons for this lunar tremor. 

Earthquakes occur due to meteorites falling on the surface of the moon and due to geological activities. Not only this, the indigenous ILSA is so sensitive that it has accurately recorded the vibration caused by the movement of the Pragyan rover on the lunar surface on 25 August 2023.

Plasma is sparse on Moon 

Chandrayaan 3 is working well. Today is the 10th day since Chandrayaan 3 landed on the moon. During this period, Chandrayaan has sent many important information from the surface of the Moon. The most prominent among these is the information sent about the temperature on the surface of the Moon.

Chandrayaan lander has found plasma is sparse on Moon. The initial assessment of the first-ever measurements of the near-surface lunar plasma environment over the south pole region by RAMBHA-LP payload onboard Chandrayaan-3 lander indicates that plasma there is relatively sparse, ISRO said.

Apart from this, the movement of Rover Pragyan on the Moon till now has been very smooth. It also sensed the obstacles coming in his way and changed his path in time. Pragyan had accomplished this feat on 27th August. That means Pragyan is also working well and is running on solar energy. It is expected that this 6-wheel rover will work on the Moon as long as there is day on the Moon and Sun's rays reach the Moon's south pole.

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