Chandrayaan 2 Sent the First Image of Moon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the first visuals of the moon captured by Chandrayaan-2 from a distance of 2,650 km from the lunar surface on 22 August.

The photograph was taken on 21 August. In the image sent by Chandrayaan-2, ISRO has identified two landmarks on the moon, Mare Orientale basin, and Apollo crater. The first Moon image was captured at a height of about 2650km from the Lunar surface.

The Mare Orientale is shaped like a target ring bull’s-eye. It is located on the Moon’s extreme western edge which is difficult to see from an earthbound perspective.

It is over 3 billion years old, about 950 km across and was formed by the impact of an asteroid sized object. Apollo is a 538km diameter double-ringed impact crater in the southern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon.

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