Chandrayaan-2 captures striking photo of Moon showing craters

Chandrayaan-2 captures striking photo of Moon showing craters


 

 

The Indian ambitious mission Chandrayaan-2 has captured the imagination of scientists and common men with striking photos of Earth and Moon. Recently, the space agency ISRO released an image of Moon showing craters such as Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra. The photo of the lunar surface was captured by Terrain Mapping Camera-2 on August 23 at an altitude of about 4,375 kilometers. "Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 on August 23 at an altitude of about 4375 km showing craters such as Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra (In the name of Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra)," ISRO tweeted. Earlier, Chandrayaan-2 had captured the images of Earth. The space mission will explore a region of the Moon where no mission has ever set foot. According to ISRO, the spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as "composite body". It is the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. India will become the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon. The spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22, 2019.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-27 3:11 PM