Post a failed soft landing Chandrayaan 2 is going strong in its space mission. ISRO’s flagship lunar exploration mission detected the presence of Argon-40 in the Lunar Exosphere yesterday. ISRO shared the news on its Twitter account.
The CHACE-2 payload aboard the #Chandrayaan2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of approximately 100 km.
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Here's the schematic of the origin and dynamics of Argon-40 in lunar exosphere pic.twitter.com/xrFDblq2Mt— ISRO (@isro) October 31, 2019
Lunar exosphere refers to a thin gaseous envelope around the Moon in which the gas atoms very rarely collide with each other. Chandrayaan 2 ‘s CHACE-2 payload detected the nobel gas in the exosphere.
Argon-40 was detected by CHACE-2 at an altitude of 100 km from the surface of the moon. ISRO also shared the schematic explaining the origin and dynamics of Argon-40 in the lunar exosphere.