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ISRO releases new photographs of Moon craters taken by Chandrayaan 2

Bengaluru | Indian Space Research Organisation has shared some of the photography taken by Chandrayaan-2, which is currently orbiting the Moon.

Chandrayaan 2 took more photos of craters on the surface of the Moon.

Sharing the pictures, the ISRO said in a statement that the photos captured by the lunar spacecraft are those of craters Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mach, Korolev, Mitra, Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite.

These craters have been named after great scientists, astronomers and physicists.

Crater Mitra has been named after Prof Sisir Kumar Mitra, an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics.

 

The first picture of Moon taken by Chandrayaan was released on August 22.

Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, was launched on July 22.

There will be more three manoeuvres, following which the lander will separate from the Orbiter and get a soft landing on the Southern side of the Moon, which is still unexplored.

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