PM Modi might retweet you tonight, here's how you can feature on his Twitter timeline

PM Modi might retweet you tonight, here's how you can feature on his Twitter timeline

  • "Urge you all to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan-2 descending on to the Lunar South pole": tweeted PM Modi
  • Chandrayaan 2’s lander, Vikram will attempt to soft land near the Moon’s South Pole between 1:30 am and 2:30 am on 7 September 2019.
  • Interestingly, Chandrayaan 2 is not just looking for water on the moon. Read Business Insider India to find out more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi might help you get some followers, likes and retweets on Twitter. Oh no, he is not endorsing your ‘gyaan’ on life, but definitely acknowledging your valued thoughts on Chandrayaan2 - one of India’s most historic lunar missions.

Taking to Twitter, PM said, “I urge you all to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan - 2 descending on to the Lunar South Pole! Do share your photos on social media. I will re-tweet some of them too.”

PM Modi will be watching Chandrayaan 2’s descent on the Moon with youngsters from the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru.

“The youngsters with whom I will watch the special moments from the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru are those bright minds who won the ISRO Space Quiz on MyGov. The large scale participation in this Quiz showcases the interest of the youth in science and space. This is a great sign!”


India’s is going to become the first country in the world to land near the Moon’s South Pole tonight and the whole world is waiting to watch Chandrayaan 2 land.

After seven weeks of maneuvering through space and Chandrayaan 2’s lander, Vikram, is finally reach to make its approach.

This will be the “15 most terrifying moments” for the Indian Space Research Organisation, according Chairman K Sivan.

Modi also said — “The moment 130 crore Indians were enthusiastically waiting for is here! In a few hours from now, the final descent of Chandrayaan - 2 will take place on the Lunar South Pole. India, and the rest of the world will yet again see the exemplary prowess of our space scientists.”

Chandrayaan 2’s lander, Vikram, separately from the orbiter on 2 September 2019 and is currently in the process of putting itself in the correct position to begin its soft-landing.

It’s a milestone for India since it will be landing one of the most cratered regions on the Moon — that too with indegenious built technology for the first time.

Chandrayaan 2 will also make India the fourth country to soft-land on the lunar surface, if it’s successful.
Excited over ISRO’s achievements, the prime minister said, “I have been regularly and enthusiastically tracking all updates relating to Chandrayaan - 2 since it was launched on 22nd July 2019. This Mission manifests the best of Indian talent and spirit of tenacity. Its success will benefit crores of Indians.”

Here’s where and how to watch Chandrayaan 2 land on the Moon:

National Geographic will be hosting the live broadcast on 7 September 2019 between 1.30 am to 2.30 am. The show will be hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) astronaut, Jerry Linenger.

Linenger will walk viewers through the soft landing and also share his own experiences in space with them, according to the channel.

Hotstar users can also watch the Moon landing live through the streaming platform.

ISRO will also reportedly live stream the event from the Satellite Control Centre (SCC) in Bengaluru. The feed will be able on ISRO’s official site as well as through their channel on YouTube.

Chandrayaan 2 is inching close to the Moon's South Pole, and India hopes to be the first country to land on its cratered surface.

India's Moon mission will scan the lunar surface for clues about its composition. And, that unlock what's inside — like precious metals, according to a new study published in Nature GeoScience.

Geologists believe that since there are similarities between the Earth and the Moon, the composition of mineral deposits found on the planet could be parallel to what might be found on the natural satellite.

"Examination of mineral deposits on Earth suggests that iron sulfide is a great place to store precious metals, like platinum and palladium," stated James Brenan, the lead author of the paper.

And, in order to confirm his findings, "the South pole seems like a good choice for sampling".

How will Chandrayaan 2 help?

The primary objective of the mission is to build on Chandrayaan 1's discovery of water on the Moon.

The high tech instruments aboard the lander, Vikram, and the rover, Pragyan, will analyse the elemental composition of the Moon. Scientists are hoping that the information will help them find out more about other elements as well — like where there may find more Sulphur.

"We have been able to link the Sulfur content of lunar volcanic rocks to the presence of iron sulfide deep inside the moon," said Brenan.

"Our results show that sulfur in lunar volcanic rocks is a fingerprint for the presence of iron sulfide in the rocky interior of the moon, which is where we think the precious metals were left behind when the lavas were created," he added.