Also referred to as a 'gas held prisoner by lava', Argon 40 can be used to date lava flow that is between a million and billion years old.
Space Week: Dogs, chimps, fruit flies and all the other animals that flew to space before humans did
As we celebrate human endeavours in space, let us not forget the contribution of our non-human friends in letting us understand space better.
Space Week 2019: After Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun
Among these missions is a mission to the Sun's corona, a second Mars orbiter, and a third mission to the Moon.
However, some space experts believe regaining link with the lander now appears extremely difficult.
Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".
Narendra Modi's presence at ISRO during Chandrayaan landing may have been bad omen for mission, says Kumaraswamy
HD Kumaraswamy stoked a major controversy by suggesting that Modi's presence at the ISRO headquarters could have proved a 'bad omen' as the soft landing of moon lander Vikram failed.
There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.
Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.
ISRO said Chandrayaan-2 will hunt for a waste-free nuclear energy that could answer many of Earth's energy problems.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre
ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.
It will carry three payloads that will be operational on the lunar surface for 14 days or one Lunar day.
The rover will be tucked into the lander and will only come out when it's safe after the soft landing.
The orbiter, by providing background support & high-res images, will ensure the Vikram lander safely soft-lands.
It has taken ISRO ~25 years, 11 launch tests & 200+ tests of its components to operationalize its GSLV-MkIII rocket
ISRO summarizes its biggest wins in 2018 & shares a roadmap of its endeavours in 2019.
Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.
Only three milestones remain before the Vikram lander attempts to make a soft-landing on 7 September.