Moon’s surface temperature: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday (August 27) released a graph related to the surface temperature of the Moon. A senior scientist of the space agency has expressed surprise at the highest temperature ever recorded on the Moon.
According to ISRO, the Lunar Surface Thermophysical Experiment (CHEST) profiled the temperature of the lunar mantle around the south pole to understand the thermal behavior of the lunar surface. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), ISRO said, “These are the first observations of the chest payload on Vikram Lander. To understand the thermal behavior of the lunar surface, CHEST measured the temperature profile of the surrounding upper soil. Moon. registered on
What did scientists say about the temperature of the surface of the Moon?
About the graph ISRO scientist B.H.M. Darukesha told news agency PTI. “We all believed that the temperature on the surface might be around 20°C to 30°C, but it is 70°C, which is more than we expected and surprising.”
The space agency said the payload contains a temperature measuring instrument capable of reaching a depth of 10 centimeters from the surface. ISRO said in a statement, “It has 10 temperature sensors. The graph shows the variation in surface/near-surface temperature of the Moon at different depths. This is a first for the Moon’s south pole.” There are such profiles.Detailed observations are in progress.”
How low can the temperature go?
Scientist Darukesha said, “When we go two to three centimeters inside the Earth, we hardly see a difference of two to three degrees Celsius, whereas there (the Moon) it is a difference of almost 50 degrees Celsius. It’s interesting.” The senior scientist said that the temperature below the surface of the Moon drops to minus 10 degrees Celsius. He said that it ranges from 70 degree Celsius to minus 10 degree Celsius.