ISRO Releases First Illuminated Image of Lunar Surface Captured by Chandrayaan-2

ISRO Releases First Illuminated Image of Lunar Surface Captured by Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-II: First illuminated image of the lunar surface released by Isro

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday released the first illuminated images of the lunar surface which were captured by Chandrayaan-2’s Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload.

The ISRO released the images on its Twitter account showing part of the lunar farside in the northern hemisphere.

ISRO Released First Illuminated Image of Lunar Surface

 

The image covers part of the lunar farside in the northern hemisphere. A few prominent craters (Sommerfield, Stebbins, and Kirkwood) are seen in the image.

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“See the first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by #Chandrayaan2’s IIRS payload. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels,” ISRO said in a tweet.


The IIRS on-board Chandrayaan-2 is designed to measure the reflected sunlight and emitted part of Moonlight from the lunar surface.

 

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