Pragyaan Rover Discovers Sulphur on Moon’s South Pole; Search for Hydrogen Ongoing

  • ISRO confirmed that Chandrayaan-3’s Pragyan rover has detected sulphur on the Moon’s south pole using its Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer.
  • Presence of sulphur, a relatively rare moon element, could indicate water ice trapped in the region’s permanently shadowed craters.
  • The rover, using its onboard Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope, is conducting an ongoing search for Hydrogen with other elements such as Aluminum, Calcium, and Iron already identified.
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