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Chandrayan-I has sent data no explorer has seen before: ISRO

india Updated: Feb 01, 2009 09:58 IST
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As ISRO scientists analyse the data sent by Chandrayaan-1 from the Moon, the space agency on Saturday claimed to have found many things which no explorer has seen before.

"The data have been collected from unexplored area. We are well positioned with these data. We can tell the world that we have found many things, which no explorer has seen so far," Chandrayaan-I Project Director M Annadurai said while interacting with students of Avanashilingam University for Women here.

Replying to a question by a student whether India can achieve any unexpected results from the mission, he said scientists were working on it (data). "It may take some more time to review, re-evaluate and publish," he said.

Stating that the research carried out on the stone brought from the moon some 30 years ago had revealed the existence of water there only at the fag end of 2008, he said India's data would definitely show the world something which nobody had seen so far.

To another question, he said there were absolutely no plans to bring oil or water, even if existed on the moon.

"We are not trying to bring oil, water or any other mineral except Helium-3, for utilising in the Earth. We are exploring whether humans can sustain in the conditions prevailing on the Moon," he said.