Chandrayaan-2: Fresh Photos of Moon Craters Released by ISRO

Chandrayaan-2: Fresh Photos of Moon Craters Released by ISRO

Photo Credit: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 new image were released by ISRO recently

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The pictures were taken on August 23 at an altitude of about 4,375 km
  • The images show impact craters like Jackson, Mitra, Mach, and Korolev
  • The pictures were taken by Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday released a fresh set of photographs of the surface of the moon and its craters taken by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. According to ISRO, the pictures were taken on August 23 at an altitude of about 4,375 kms showing impact craters like Jackson, Mitra, Mach, and Korolev.

ISRO said Jackson is an impact crater located in the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon. The crater’s diameter is 71km.

The interesting feature at the western outer rim of the Mach crater is another impact crater named Mitra (92km in diameter).

“It is named after Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra, who was an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and radiophysics,” ISRO said.

The Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437-km wide crater which has several small craters of varying sizes.

ISRO also released pictures showing impact craters such as Sommerfeld and Kirkwood.

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