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India lands a spacecraft on the moon

People watch the landing of Chandrayaan-3, or "moon craft" at Omani University in Hyderabad, India. (Mahesh Kumar A./AP)
People watch the landing of Chandrayaan-3, or "moon craft" at Omani University in Hyderabad, India. (Mahesh Kumar A./AP)

India succeeded in its effort to land a spacecraft on the lunar south pole. Scientists believe the mission could yield important clues about the presence of water and other important elements. With the successful mission, India became only the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the lunar surface.

NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel has been following this story and joins Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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