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Chandrayaan-2 makes the first image of the moon, taking over the Apollo Crater, Mare Orientale Basin | India News



NEW DELHI: After reaching the moon's orbit on Tuesday morning, Chandrayan-2 finally captured the first image of the moon. The image, taken at an altitude of 2650 km from the moon's surface, was taken by a camera aboard the Vikram lander on Wednesday.
The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) tweets an image showing two significant landmarks of the moon, the Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin.

Apollo is a huge impact crater located in the southern hemisphere in the far side of the moon. It is a double wall (or light) wall whose inner ring is approximately half the diameter of the outer wall. Both the outer wall and the inner wall are eroded by subsequent impacts, so that significant portions of the outer and inner walls now consist of irregular and incised sections of mountain arches. Parts of the interior of the Apollo have been refurbished with lava, leaving spots on the floor with a lower albedo than the surrounding area.
Mare Orientale, on the other hand, is a moon mare. It is located on the western border of the near side and the far side of the moon. Photographs taken from earlier moon missions revealed it to be one of the most striking large-scale lunar features, resembling target ring-shaped eyes.
All three components of Chandrayan-2, the orbit and the Vikram and Rover Prangyan landers, have high-intensity cameras installed. These cameras will send many images to the moon, which will place spotlights on places where water ice and minerals are found.
On Wednesday, Isro successfully performed a critical maneuver on Chandrayaan-2, which brought her closer to the moon's surface. Three more maneuvers remain that will place the lunar ship in a 1

00×100 circular orbit around the moon. The Vikram lander will then detach from orbit on September 2, and after four days Vikram will land on the moon near the south pole at 1.55pm on September 7.
When receiving images from the rover, Isro K Sivan chief told TOI, "Rover Pragyan will touch the surface of the moon four hours after the Vikram landing at 1.55pm on September 7, as the rover will move at speed 1 The rover will then take an hour and a half more to send images of moon and moon data back to Earth via earth or orbit, since the rover does not have an autonomous system. Later, these images will be calibrated and released to the public domain the aeronautics and space ministry (Nasa) may also use this data. "

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