Chandrayaan 3 will leave an imprint of national emblem on Moon

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Chandrayaan 3 displaced 2.06 tonnes of lunar soil : ISRO

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PUNE: India made history on Wednesday as the country’s third mission to the moon, Chandrayaan 3, successfully landed on the moon’s south polar region. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Lunar Module, which includes the lander Vikram and the 26-kg rover Pragyan, made a soft landing near the Moon’s south polar region on Wednesday evening.

Chandrayaan 3 landed on the moon’s south pole at 6:04 pm after a successful 41-day flight. India is the fourth country to have successfully landed on the lunar surface and the first to make it to the unexplored south pole of Earth’s only natural satellite.

The development comes a few days after Russia’s unmanned Luna-25 crashed into the moon after spinning out of control. As per the information provided, the Pragyan rover leaves the lander module and descends from the belly of the lander. One of its side panels will act as a ramp. Pragyan wheels have an imprinted ISRO logo and national emblem depicting Ashoka’s Lion Capital of Sarnath.

Madhupriya Dhanwate