Chandrayaan-2 sends its first image of the moon
The first picture of Moon captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite, currently in lunar orbit, was released by space agency ISRO on Thursday.
The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface on August 21.
The Mare Orientale, shaped like a target ring bull’s-eye, is one of the most striking large scale lunar features, located on the Moon’s extreme western edge, and is difficult to see from an earthbound perspective, according to US space agency NASA.
It is said to be over 3 billion years old, about 950 km across and was formed by the impact of an asteroid sized object.
Apollo is a large 538 km diameter double-ringed impact crater in the southern hemisphere of the far side, according to NASA.
SOURCE – DD NEWS