Chennai : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
on Friday announced that the Orbiter payloads of Chandrayaan-2–the
second Lunar Mission–has made a bunch of discovery-class findings.
Two days back ISRO opened up its scientific discussions on Lunar Science
to the people of the country, to engage the Indian academia, institutes,
students, and people from all disciplines and walks of life, in the form of
a two-day ‘Lunar Science Workshop and release of Chandrayaan-2 data’.
The workshop commemorated the completion of two years of Chandrayaan-2
orbiter in the lunar orbit.
The lunar workshop delivered the big news of bunch of discovery-class of
findings by Chandrayaan-2.
The mass spectrometer CHandra’s Atmospheric Compositional Explorer-2
(CHACE 2), in its pursuit to conduct first-ever in-situ study of the composition
of the lunar neutral exosphere from a polar orbital platform, detected and
studied the variability of the Argon-40 at the middle and higher latitudes of
the Moon, depicting the radiogenic activities in the mid and higher latitudes
of the Lunar interior.
The discovery of Chromium and Manganese on the lunar surface, which
are available in trace quantities, by the Chandrayaan-2 Large Area Soft
X-ray Spectrometer (CLASS) payload was announced.
The observations of microflares of the Sun, during the quiet-Sun period,
which provide important clues on the coronal heating problem of the Sun,
were made by the Solar X-ray Monitor (XSM) payload.