The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft of the US space agency NASA just revealed a picture of the Chandrayaan-3 lander ‘Vikram’ on the lunar surface.

The bright halo surrounding the Vikram can be seen against the dark shadow cast by the Chandrayaan-3 lander, which is in the image’s center.
“The Chandrayaan-3 lander was recently captured in a picture by the LRO spacecraft of @NASA. On August 23, 2023, some 600 kilometers from the Moon’s South Pole, the ISRO Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft touched down, according to NASA on the social media site ‘X’.

Four days later, according to NASA, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) captured an oblique view (42-degree slew angle) of the lander. The bright halo around the vehicle resulted from the rocket plume interacting with the fine-grained regolith (soil).

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