A- A A+
Last Updated : Jan 18 2020 6:27PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Thirty eight Union Ministers visiting Jammu and Kashmir from today to disseminate information about development policies            NIA registers case against DSP Davinder Singh of Jammu and Kashmir Police            Two new ministers inducted in council of ministers in Assam            Russia to deliver S-400 air defence systems to India by 2025            Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal in Rome Ranking Series           

Sep 06, 2019
12:47PM

why study the moon?

PTI
As India is aiming for the moon, the question arises, why study the moon? There are multifarious reasons to go for the moon. The moon is earth’s only natural satellite and the closest cosmic body. New discoveries on the moon will expand human understanding about the Universe.

Newer insights and experiences being gained through the study of the moon would bring a paradigm shift in designing and executing even more advanced space expeditions in future. The Chandrayaan-2 mission would expand India’s footprint in space.

The moon is considered a promising test bed to demonstrate the technologies required for deep-space missions. It will also stimulate the advancement of technologies. It may be noted that studies on space and deep space explorations have led to several spin off’s in the form of technologies that are being useful for day-to-day life as well.

About eleven years ago, Chandrayaan-I confirmed the presence of water molecules on lunar surface. Any further discoveries by the Chandrayaan-2, like the firm belief of scientists about the presence of water-ice near the polar surface, would greatly benefit future missions, even to set up a base there. Such space explorations help push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission itself involves several innovative ideas. Such missions foster the shared aspirations of the international community as well. One interesting aspect is that some of the most fundamental questions about our solar system are believed to be lying hidden in the craters, hills and valleys of the moon. Studying them, as being attempted by Chandrayaan-2, will help unravel some of the mysteries of the Universe.

The mission is also set to inspire the whole nation and motivate the youth to adopt technologies for real-life applications. It is also poised to rekindle the interest of the youth in science and technology and foster scientific temper and scientific attitude. Such high profile missions also foster international cooperation. 

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 18 (Jan) Midday News 18 (Jan) News at Nine 17 (Jan) Hourly 18 (Jan) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 18 (Jan) दोपहर समाचार 18 (Jan) समाचार संध्या 17 (Jan) प्रति घंटा समाचार 18 (Jan) (1805hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 18 (Jan) Khabrein(Day) 18 (Jan) Khabrein(Eve) 17 (Jan)
Aaj Savere 18 (Jan) Parikrama 18 (Jan)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 17 (Jan) Samayki 17 (Jan) Sports Scan 17 (Jan) Spotlight/News Analysis 17 (Jan) Samachar Darshan 17 (Jan) Radio Newsreel 16 (Jan)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 19 (Dec) Surkhiyon Mein 19 (Dec) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 15 (Jan) Vaad-Samvaad 14 (Jan) Money Talk 14 (Jan) Current Affairs 17 (Jan)
  • Money Matters 18 (Jan)
  • International News 17 (Jan)
  • Press Review 18 (Jan)
  • From the States 18 (Jan)
  • Let's Connect 18 (Jan)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 18 (Jan)
  • Know Your Constitution 15 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 18 (Jan)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 18 (Jan)