India’s Moon rover Pragyan (Wisdom in Sanskrit) has confirmed the presence of sulphur on the unexplored south pole of the moon. The six-wheeled solar-powered rover, having a two-week lifespan, will explore the South Pole to transmit scientific data and images.
ISRO in its statement said that the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument of Chandrayaan-3 Rover has made the first-ever in-situ measurements of the elemental composition near the South Pole. The space organisation added that the in-situ measurements confirm the presence of sulphur in the region.
According to the findings of the Moon rover, there is also confirmation of the presence of aluminium, titanium, calcium, iron, and chromium on the lunar surface. The additional measurements of Pragyan also showed the presence of oxygen, manganese, and silicon.