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New images taken by Chandrayaan-1

Last updated on: July 31, 2009 

New images taken by Chandrayaan-1

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Chandrayaan-1, India's first moon mission, has sent five new pictures of the craters on the lunar surface.

The first of the images, which was sent on July 20, shows the details of the Leibniz crater on the moon.

Text: Vicky Nanjappa


Image: The Leibniz crater

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The second picture shows the craters of various sizes on the moon.

The images were captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera on board the 514-kg spacecraft that is orbiting 200 km above the lunar surface.


Image: Craters on the moon

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The last three pictures sent by the Chandrayaan depict the finer details of the Dryden crater on the moon, an image of a crater on the rim of another one on the moon and also details of the Chaffee crater on the lunar surface

Image: The Dryden crater and the the Chaffee crater

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Earlier this month, Chandrayaan-1 had captured the shadow of the moon on the earth's surface during the solar eclipse on July 22.

The Rs 400 crore worth spacecraft was launched by the Indian Research organisation in October last year.


Image: Dryden crater and Chaffee crater

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Chandrayaan-1 was recently in the news after a crucial sensor on board the spacecraft malfunctioned due to thermal radiation from the sun.

However, ISRO scientists were quick to react and patched Chandrayaan with two sensors in order to steer it.


Image: Dryden crater and Chaffee crater

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