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Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Know how Vikram lander generated Ejecta Halo

In a recent revelation, ISRO informed on X platform that Vikram lander displaced 2.066 tonnes of soil and created an ejecta halo. Know everything about it.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Oct 29 2023, 09:09 IST
Chandrayaan-3 mission
Chandrayaan-3 mission’s accomplishments make for a long list. And, one of those accomplishments has been recently revealed by ISRO on the X platform( Formerly Twitter). The post on the X platform informs that Vikram Lander removed 2.06 tonnes of lunar soil from the moon’s surface while landing on August 23, 2023. (Pixabay)
1/5 Chandrayaan-3 mission’s accomplishments make for a long list. And, one of those accomplishments has been recently revealed by ISRO on the X platform( Formerly Twitter). The post on the X platform informs that Vikram Lander removed 2.06 tonnes of lunar soil from the moon’s surface while landing on August 23, 2023. (Pixabay)
Moon
ISRO shared a document on the X platform attached to the post that describes the whole incident. The post said, “Estimate that about 2.06 tonnes of lunar epiregolith were ejected and displaced over an area of 108.4 m² around the landing site". (Pexels)
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2/5 ISRO shared a document on the X platform attached to the post that describes the whole incident. The post said, “Estimate that about 2.06 tonnes of lunar epiregolith were ejected and displaced over an area of 108.4 m² around the landing site". (Pexels)
Chandrayaan-3
The document attached to the ISRO post read, "During the action of descent stage thrusters and the consequent landing, a significant amount of lunar surficial epiregolith material got ejected, resulting in a reflectance anomaly or 'ejecta halo'." (AFP)
3/5 The document attached to the ISRO post read, "During the action of descent stage thrusters and the consequent landing, a significant amount of lunar surficial epiregolith material got ejected, resulting in a reflectance anomaly or 'ejecta halo'." (AFP)
Chandrayaan-3
During the soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, a significant amount of lunar rocks and soil, also called Epiregolith was removed from the moon’s surface. This led the the creation of the ‘ejecta halo’ around the Vikram lander. (ISRO)
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4/5 During the soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, a significant amount of lunar rocks and soil, also called Epiregolith was removed from the moon’s surface. This led the the creation of the ‘ejecta halo’ around the Vikram lander. (ISRO)

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Chandrayaan-3
During the soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, a significant amount of lunar rocks and soil, also called Epiregolith was removed from the moon’s surface. This led the the creation of the ‘ejecta halo’ around the Vikram lander. (ISRO twitter)
5/5 During the soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, a significant amount of lunar rocks and soil, also called Epiregolith was removed from the moon’s surface. This led the the creation of the ‘ejecta halo’ around the Vikram lander. (ISRO twitter)
First Published Date: 29 Oct, 09:08 IST
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