On the 39th day of its expedition, Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission has sent a first visual of the moon’s surface on Thursday. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) took to Twitter to share the pictures clicked by Vikram Lander at an altitude of 2,650 kilometres from the moon’s surface. ISRO also announced that they have identified landmarks Mare Orientale basin and Apollo crater on Moon. “Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019,” read the tweet posted from the official Twitter handle of ISRO. Chandrayaan-2 entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, 20th August using the on-board propulsion system. After a few circular orbits at 100 x 100 km, the Vikram Lander is expected to separate from the orbiter, on 2nd September.
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