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Found Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander On Moon Surface, Says NASA; Tweets Images

Found Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Lander On Moon Surface, Says NASA; Tweets Images

US Space Agency NASA today said its satellite orbiting the Moon has found Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander on the lunar surface. The lander had lost contact shortly before the scheduled touchdown on September 7.

NASA also released images clicked by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that shows the site of impact and the associated debris field. 

In a statement, NASA said the “debris first located by Shanmuga Shanmuga about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic (1.3 meter pixels, 84 degree incidence angle). The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.”


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