India’s Chandrayaan-3 rover detects oxygen on the moon; begins search for hydrogen


India’s moon rover has detected the presence of oxygen and has begun a search for hydrogen as part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, according to the country’s space agency.

India became just the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon and the first to reach its south pole after touching down last week.

The mission aims to discover what minerals are present on the lunar surface in addition to undertaking a hunt for water.

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