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NASA finds Vikram Lander, releases images of impact site on moon surface

NASA on Tuesday found Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 and released images of its impact site on the Moon, where the spacecraft had lost communication moments before making a soft landing on the far side of the lunar surface.The NASA posted images clicked by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera, showing the site s changes on the Moon and the impact point before and after the spacecraft had made a hard-landing on the lunar surface.It also indicated the impact spot of the lander and an associated debris field created by the crash with blue and green dots respectively. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. S indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian, the statement said without elaborating Subramanian s identity. Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip, the LROC team ...


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