Luna-25 is Russia’s Idea to Explore the Moon

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Why would astronomers travel billions of miles or light-years into the depths of the Cosmos when they have a great piece of scientific exploration right ‘next door’? That’s the well-known Moon we’re talking about! Surprisingly enough, astronomers still have a lot more to learn about our natural satellite.

Russia is pursuing the ambitious goal of achieving the first soft landing on the southern pole of our Moon, a locale believed to contain reservoirs of water ice. Where there’s water, there’s also a chance for life to form, at least in primitive forms.

Returning to lunar landings after 47 years

In a significant development last Friday, Moscow launched the Luna-25 mission, according to Yahoo Life, marking its return to lunar landings after a hiatus of almost half a century. This effort races against India’s recent launch of its lunar lander known as Chandrayaan-3, which took place just last month.

Luna-25 is so small that it’s comparable in size to a compact car, and it embarked on its journey atop a Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny cosmodrome situated in the remote Amur region, which is over 3,000 miles east of the Russian capital.

Roscosmos, the official space agency of Russia, stated, as Yahoo Life quotes:

Luna-25 continues its flight to the Earth’s natural satellite – all systems of the automatic station are working properly, communication with it is stable, the energy balance is positive.

The first measurement data on the flight to the moon has been obtained, and the project’s scientific team has begun
processing it.

Anticipated to touch down on the lunar surface on August 21, Luna-25’s main objective involves the collection of samples of rock and dust to deepen our comprehension of the lunar environment.

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