NASA finds Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander on moon’s surface
The NASA on Tuesday found Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander on the surface of the Moon and released the images of its impact site on the lunar surface. In September 2019, the lander had lost communication with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) moments before its scheduled soft-landing. The NASA posted images clicked by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera, showing the site`s changes on the Moon and the impact point before and after the spacecraft had made a hard-landing on the lunar surface. It also showed the impact spot of the lander and an associated debris field created by the crash with blue and green dots respectively.
“Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian,” read a statement. “Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images,” it added.”
SOURCE – ZEE NEWS