Three months of hardship staked in by hundreds of experienced scientists and various space organisations have come to an end. Thanks to Shanmuga Subramanian, the engineer from Chennai who is now a trending person on the global media. In an official statement released by NASA, the US space agency stated that they have traced the debris of the Vikram Lander which crashed while attempting to land on the moon in September. This news took significance as the space agency credited a Chennai-based engineer who reportedly spent hours comparing before and after images of the landing site.
— NASA (@NASA) December 2, 2019
Into the story, NASA happened to release a mosaic image of the site on September 26, asking the people to compare it with images of the same area before the crash to find signs of the lander. And according to the space agency, Shanmuga Subramanian is the first person to come up with a positive identification Twitter on October 3 via Twitter. Upon verifying the facts for almost 2 months NASA took to its official Twitter handle to announce – “debris first located by Shanmuga Subramanian about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic.” NASA also released an image taken by it’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on November 11 showing the landing site. “It was lots of hard work, I worked hard tracking the intended path of the lander,” he stated.