Mission Chandrayaan-I of India Confirms Presence of Water On the Moon – A breakthrough!!!

For all those doubting Thomases regarding India’s prowess in space exploration here is a news to digest.

A paper to be published in Science on coming Friday has revealed that the Moon contains abundant amount of water near its poles – and this is confirmed after the detailed analyses of data sent by India’s Chandrayaan-I mission.

The mission came to an abrupt end this year after nearly a year’s exploration of Moon surface. Many thought that the mission was futile, but by answering an eternal “question” regarding the presence of water on the Moon  the mission has achieved a major success.

For Indians this is a moment of joy. I am extremely proud of those scientists involved in the mission – in spite of paltry salaries they get from the government they have taken India forward technologically and scientifically. This should inspire our government to fund research in science and technology adequately.

I just read this report in Washington Post and I am thrilled very much.

Let’s hope Chandrayaan-II brings more joy.

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3 responses to “Mission Chandrayaan-I of India Confirms Presence of Water On the Moon – A breakthrough!!!

  1. MAYA

    brother its good information about Chandrayaan
    i will be very greatful to indian scientists

  2. Hari

    Hi vinay,
    I did B.Tech in Electronics in 2009..Now im working in IT company.My dream is to crack IAS from childhood.I thought of taking exam in 2011. But iam not having any idea about that. Iam good at mathematics and i thought of taking mathematics in priliminay exam,but someone told me its difficult to do mathematics. So, please guide me about wat to take as optional and send any materials for optional subject and GS to my mail id hrk.bhanuvari@gmail.com… if you dont mind send me ur mobile number to my mail id…thank u very much..
    im waiting for ur reply….

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