Chandrayaan-2 Probe Revealed Sharpest Images Ever Taken Of the Moon

By: | October 14th, 2019

Image courtesy ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released highest-quality photographs ever taken of the moon’s surface captured by Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter. Pictures were acquired by the Orbiter’s High-Resolution Camera (OHRC) at 4.38 IST on September 5.

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 was projected to study moon’s topography, chemical composition and distribution of minerals. The spacecraft is equipped with eight different scientific instruments to study the moon. Out of these, Terrain Mapping Camera 2 and ORHC are the two imaging devices.

Image courtesy ISRO

Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter revealed the lunar surface in unparallel details

OHRC took pictures from 62 miles (100 km) above the lunar surface and it revealed part of Boguslawsky E Crater (named after German astronomer Palon H Ludwig Boguslawsky) and its immediate surroundings on the southern polar region of the moon. Probe revealed boulders, small craters and other surface details with a pixel resolution of 30 cm (12 in).

According to ISRO, “With a spatial resolution of 25 cm from a 100 km orbit and a swath of 3 km, it provides the sharpest images ever from a lunar orbiter platform,”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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