Chandrayaan-2 sends new images of Moon’s surface.

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  • ISRO has released new pictures from the Moon’s surface that have been captured by Chandrayaan-2
  • The terrain Mapping Camera-2 has captured the images of the crater on the lunar surface.
  • As per the sources, ISRO is all set to sent Chandrayaan-3 after the success of Chandrayaan-2.

The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has released three dimensional-images from the surface of the moon captured by Chandrayaan-2.

The photos of the crater were captured by the Terrain Mapping Center of Chandrayaan-2

“Have a look at 3D view of crater captured by TMC-2 of Chandrayaan-2. TMC-2 provides images at 5m spatial resolution and stereo triplets(fore, nadir and aft views) in order to prepare DEM of the entire lunar surface,” read the tweet from the official twitter account of ISRO.

When the 3-dimensional images captured by TMC-2 are processed into Digital Elevation Models the mapping of surface landform morphologies is enabled.

The images include Craters formed by impactors, Lava tubes that form the potential sites for future habitability, Rilles produced by lava channels or dilapidated lava tubes, Dorsa or wrinkled edges that are formed mostly in Mare region depicting contraction of basaltic lava, Graben structures that depict the structural dislocations on the surface of the moon and Lunar Domes that denote the localized vents of past volcanism on the surface of the moon.

There are speculations that ISRO is going to launch Chandrayaan-3 and has already formed committees comprising of an overall panel and three sub-committees. Four meetings have been conducted since the month of October.

The new mission will include rover and lander as the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 is functioning well.On Tuesday, the overview committee met with agenda of reviewing the configuration of Chandrayaan-3. It also looked into the recommendation of propulsion, sensors, navigation and guidance.

“We are working on strengthening the legs of the lander so that it ensures landing in case of high velocity,”said a scientist.

A source revealed that ISRO teams are working on developing a detachable module to carry fuel. Tentatively called the propulsion module, it will help in taking the land module which will have rover inside the lander to lunar orbit.

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