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ISRO Releases New Images Of Chandrayaan 2 From Moon’s Inner Orbit

Chandrayaan 2 is moving towards the moon and is now just 2650 km away from it. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released some more pictures from moon’s inside orbit.

Chandrayaan 2
Via: Hindustan Times

Consistently making its way towards the moon, India’s second orbiter in Lunar probing history is expected to reach the unventured south pole region in the next 10 days.

Chandrayaan 2
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Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered the lunar orbit of the moon on Tuesday, August 20.

At an altitude of 4375 from the Moon, a Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) captured images of the Moon’s craters on Friday, August 23.

While settling down in the moon’s lunar orbit the satellite captured pictures of the moon for us.

These photographs show you exceptional impact craters such as Jackson, Mitra, Mach and Korolev. 

In another image, a couple of other impact craters, namely Sommerfeld and Kirkwood, were photographed. 
Chandrayaan 2
Via: Mid Day
Mitra lies at the western outer rim of Mach crater. Whereas Jackson lies in the Northern Hemisphere.
Mitra is 92 km in diameter and was named after Indian Physicist Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra.
Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437-kilometre crater with several dents of various sizes.
Chandrayaan 2
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Where Sommerfeld is a 169-kilometre diametric surface, Kirkwood is approximately 68 kilometres in diameter.
It lies on the far side towards the northern latitudes lie craters Sommerfeld and Kirkwood.
Chandrayaan 2 will take a step further by entering in its third orbit lunar-bound maneuver on Wednesday, August 28.
The lander Vikram will detach himself from the orbiter and is expected to land on the Lunar surface by September 2.
Waiting for the big day!
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