The Indian Space Agency has published on its Twitter profile the first image of the Silver Globe made as part of the Chandrayaan 2 mission. The Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover will settle on the moon’s surface in just two weeks.
The image was taken on August 21 from a distance of about 2,650 kilometers from the moon’s surface. We can see two characteristic points on it. The first of these is the Apollo crater. It is an impact crater with a diameter of about 538 kilometers, located on the invisible side of the Earth’s natural satellite. The second point is Mare Orientale streaming articles. It is the lunar sea located on the western edge of the visible side of the Moon. Due to its location, observation of Mare Orientale from Earth is quite difficult, which is why we know little about it.
Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019. Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture.#ISRO pic.twitter.com/ZEoLnSlATQ
The lander will rest on the surface of the moon on September 6 and, together with the rover, will begin exploring this object. Researchers chose the South Moon pole between the Manzinus C and Simpelius N craters (about 70 degrees south latenographic latitude) for the landing site. The Pragyan rover, during its 14-day mission, will travel several hundred meters on the surface of the planet’s natural satellite. Scientists intend to use it to take thousands of pictures of the moon and make important measurements.
#ISROEarth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019 17:34 UT pic.twitter.com/1XKiFCsOsR
A few days ago, the Indian Space Agency published the latest images of our beautiful planet from an orbit perspective, namely North America, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. ISRO ensures that in September on its profiles on social networking sites will publish more fascinating images of the moon’s surface. So we can prepare for a lot of interesting attractions.