The Moon- A New World of Opportunities

Nikhil Anand

Abstract


Moon is the only natural satellite of earth. This is almost as old as earth and has a lot of similarity with earth. Moon has found its place in all cultures and civilizations. Being smaller in size, it is unable to hold atmosphere and sees huge temperature variations. Missions to moon were a matter of contest between Soviet Russia and USA during cold war and both of the countries contributed significantly in learning the moon better. USSR was leading the race, but it was USA which landed first man on Moon. India too has its own lunar program named Chandrayaan. This is a home grown mission achieved in a very cost efficient way

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