Monday, December 2, 2019

NASA's photo released by Chandrayan-2's Vikram Lander debris found on the moon's surface

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Vikram Lander, who crashed on the lunar surface in September, was found by a satellite from the US space agency NASA on Monday. NASA has released a photo taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which shows the spacecraft affected. In the photo, the area with debris belonging to the vehicle is visible, with debris scattered at more than a dozen places for several kilometers.

NASA said in a statement that it had released a mosaic image of the site on September 26 and invited people to search for signs of the lander. After which a person named Shanmuga Subramanian approached the LRO project with a positive identification of the wreck. The debris, located approximately 750 meters northwest of the main crash site by Shanmuga, previously had a single bright pixel identity in the mosaic (1.3 m pixels, 84 ° incidence angle). The November mosaic shows the best. The three largest pieces of debris are 2x2 pixels. ''

With Chandrayaan 2, India was hoping to become the fourth such sight after the US, China and Russia to make a successful landing on the south pole of the moon, but unfortunately it was damaged about 2 kilometers before the surface.

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