Chandrayaan 2: 'What Will You Take To The Moon?' Asks ISRO, Here's What Netizens Had To Say

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With barely a day before India's lunar mission 'Chandrayaan 2' lifts off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a quiz on Twitter asking netizens to list off the things they would take with them to the moon

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

With barely a day before India's lunar mission 'Chandrayaan 2' lifts off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a quiz on Twitter asking netizens to list off the things they would take with them to the moon.

While the space agency received a lot of responses here are some of the best ones selected by ISRO:

Meanwhile, here are some of the quirkier responses to the quiz:

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What is Chandrayaan 2?

Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south polar region, as explained by ISRO. With this achievement, India becomes the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to land a probe on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan 2 which will blast off from ISRO's traditional home base - Sriharikota on early Monday morning, was designed and will be executed on a budget of Rs. 960 crores ($140 million). 

In comparison, the US has spent $25 billion ($100 billion in current prices) in 15 Apollo missions to put a 'man on the moon'. Chandrayaan 2 aims at further probing into the moon's origins and testing the possibility of water presence on the south pole on Moon. Chandrayaan 2 will take off on July 15 and is expected to make a soft landing on the lunar South Pole - between two craters — Manzinus C and Simpelius N — at a latitude of about 70° south, on September 6. 

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What will Chandrayaan 2 do?

The rover and probe will do extensive mapping of the lunar surface to studying variations in Moon's composition, thus further gaining knowledge of the moon's origins. Following its predecessor - Chandrayaan 1's conformation of water molecules on Moon, this mission also aims at studying the extent of its distribution on the lunar surface and sub-surface. As the South pole is the chosen site of study, Chandrayaan 2 aims at studying the craters which are cold traps, containing a fossilised record of the early Solar System.

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