'Moon fascinates all scientists'

Interacting with the students as part of student-scientist interaction organised by the Department of Science and Technology, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, he said there is a need to understand the moon completely to understand the various stages of the earth. All the scientists were fascinated by Moon from ancient days.

He said Chandrayana was the brain child of Dr Kasturi Rangan. Till 2006, the ISRO was enaged in providing an outline for the satellite. The satellite which had 11 parts were tested. In Chandrayaan-1, the lunar craft was launched using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The satellite was weighing 1400 kg. The Lunar craft should have orbit around moon 100 km from moon surface. However, owing to the technical failure, it failed.

Only six countries of the world have engaged in moon mission. The robot which will be sent to the moon under Chandrayana-2 will be controlled from the earth. The research is under progress. The cost of Chandrayana-1 was Rs 380 crore. The second project is estimated at the cost of Rs 425 crore, he added. Innovative Academy for Mathematics Director Dr Mahidhara V Davangere said mathematics makes one to think scientifically.

He said “one can not imagine the world or life without mathematics. We use mathematics in every stage of our life. Mathematics is a beautiful subject. By understanding and practicing, it will become easy.” He said “Without mathematics, one would not have understood time, day, year, age, weight and measure. There is a bond between mathematics, arts and music.”

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