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ISRO Shares New Photos of Moon Crater by Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2, that is presently orbiting the moon has captured some new images of the lunar surface showing several craters, the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Monday.
In a statement, ISRO said while sharing the pics that the photos are captured by the lunar spacecraft are those of craters Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mach, Korolev, Mitra, Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite.
The names of the craters are been kept on the names of great scientists, astronomers and physicists. Crater Mitra has been named after Professor Sisir Kumar Mitra, who was an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient. He was best known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics.
The pictures by Chandrayaan-2 of the lunar surface were taken on August 23 by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 from an altitude of about 4,375 km, said ISRO. The first picture of Moon captured by it was released by the space agency on August 22.
Chandrayaan-2 is basically a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, was launched on July 22. On 21 August, ISRO had performed second lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 and said all spacecraft parameters are normal.
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