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Published on Jul 14, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 was the first to discover water on the moon, and with the Chandrayaan-2, they could be the first to explore the surface on the Moon's south pole. These future discoveries could reveal the evolution of our solar system and beyond.
Read More: Chandrayaan-2 India's Big Step in Lunar Exploration http://www.planetary.org/explore/the-... "Developed entirely in India, this mission represents a number of technological firsts for the space agency: the heaviest interplanetary launch mass at about 3,890 kilograms (8,580 pounds), the first Indian soft landing, and the first-ever lunar south pole landing."
Water on the Moon https://www.isro.gov.in/water-moon "Evidence for surface water came from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) experiment on Chandrayaan-1. Initially it showed the presence of water on the sunlit side using water/ice spectral signature (2- 2.5 microns) in the reflected sunlight."
Why the moon's south pole may be the hottest destination in space https://www.nationalgeographic.com/sc... "At the south pole, most of those icy deposits are inside the dark recesses of craters, including Shackleton, where the temperature never rises above -250 degrees Fahrenheit."
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