Chandrayaan-2: Carrying Indian flag to Moon top priority for Twitterati

Planetary protection refers to the practice of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life.

Published: 13th July 2019 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2019 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2 (Photo | ISRO)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: As India's heavy-lift rocket nicknamed 'Bahubali' and its passenger Chandrayaan-2 gear up for their historic flight to the Moon on July 15, Twitter users shared what they would like to take to the lunar surface, with most of them mentioning the national flag.

However, Twitter users also shared many interesting ideas. Gautam Singh, for example, talked about taking a geographical map of India.

"So if an Intelligent ET will find it They can find where do we belong, A Flag will be useless for them," tweeted Singh.

Some users even suggested that Indian soil should be transported to the Moon, while others pointed out to the planetary protection norms aimed to preserve our ability to study other worlds as they exist in their natural states.

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Planetary protection refers to the practice of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life.

"We can sanitize everything before taking it there. Just like it is done today and was done for the flags," said one user.

"Yep. Very much. Indian soil in the moon. Such a nice headline," the user added.

The question "what you would take to the Moon" was originally posed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

ISRO said that it received interesting answers from people around the country, while sharing some of the wish lists.

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Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land the lander, Vikram, and rover, Pragyan, in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70 degree south.

The Indian spacecraft and rover would land near the lunar south pole by September 6 or 7.

The 3.8 tonne complex mission will have an orbiter with 8 scientific experiments, a lander with three experiments, a rover with two experiments and one passive experiment from the US space agency NASA.

The ambitious mission will make India the fourth nation after the then Soviet Union (Russia), the US and China to land and ride on the moon to conduct various experiments on its orbit, surface, atmosphere and beneath.

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