Thursday, August 24, 2023

"India's rover sends mission's first photos from moon's south pole"

From United Press International (also on blogroll at right), August 24:

India took another step in solidifying its historic status on the moon's south pole, sharing the Chandrayaan-3 mission's first photos of the surface.

The 57-pound Pragyaan rover slid down a ramp deployed by the Vikram lander Wednesday and will now start its scientific work of roaming around rocks and material and analyzing them for researchers back on Earth. Researchers believe water trapped within rocks could be the key to permanent human settlement on the moon....

....MUCH MORE, including pics. 

August 23: