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    Chandrayaan-2 orbiter detects Argon-40 on lunar exosphere: ISRO

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    Earlier this month, the ISRO had released images of the moon's surface clicked by Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (OHRC) onboard Chandrayaan-2. The space agency had lost communication from its Lander Vikram which was supposed to soft-land on the far side of the moon on September 7.

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    "The CHACE-2 payload aboard the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of approximately 100 kilometres," tweeted ISRO.
    BENGALURU: The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 on lunar exosphere from an altitude of approximately 100 kilometres, informed Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday.

    "The CHACE-2 payload aboard the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of approximately 100 kilometres," tweeted ISRO.



    Earlier this month, the ISRO had released images of the moon's surface clicked by Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (OHRC) onboard Chandrayaan-2.

    The space agency had lost communication from its Lander Vikram which was supposed to soft-land on the far side of the moon on September 7.

    The Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter on September 2. After revolving the Earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, the craft began its journey to the moon on August 14.

    The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Kalpita Mohanty332 days ago
    Stars can''t change their place.
    Jj Ss334 days ago
    What is Argon-40??
    Monoranjan Bezboruah335 days ago
    We are all very proud of your achievements. More power to you!
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