Google comes up with animated doodle to celebrate Chandrayaan-3 success
The doodle showed the moon becoming delighted over the achievement and the Earth smiling back over with a particular emphasis on India as its map was highlighted.
Google doodle celebrating success of India’s Chandrayaan-3 landing. (Picture: Google.com)
AS the world was celebrating India’s lunar mission successfully touching down upon the surface of the moon, making the country the fourth overall to accomplish landing on the celestial body and the first to reach its South Pole, Google on Thursday (24) released a doodle to commemorate the landing of Chandrayaan-3.
The animated doodle showed the Vikram lander circling the moon and finally landing on its South Pole. After the landing, rover Pragyan comes out of it and starts exploring the surface of Earth’s only natural satellite. The doodle then showed the moon feeling delighted over the achievement and the Earth smiling back over with a particular emphasis on India as its map was highlighted.
The doodle represented the congratulatory messages that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is receiving after achieving the feat.
Google has also created a page which describes the journey of Chandrayaan-3 from the time of its launch on July 14 to the touchdown on August 23.
“The moon’s South Pole has been an area of heightened interest for space explorers as they suspected the existence of ice deposits located inside permanently shadowed craters. Chandrayaan-3 has now confirmed this prediction to be true! This ice offers the potential of critical resources for future astronauts such as air, water, and even hydrogen rocket fuel,” Google wrote on the page.
On Thursday, ISRO posted on X, formerly Twitter, “Chandrayaan-3 ROVER: Made in India Made for the MOON! The Ch-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander and India took a walk on the moon.”
S Somnath, chairman of the space agency who on Wednesday declared “India is on the moon” after the successful landing, told news channel NDTV that both the lander and the rover were doing fine and images captured by the rover will be released soon.