Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases New Pictures Of Moon's Surface

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases New Pictures Of Moon's Surface

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday released a set of three-dimensional images from the moon's surface captured by the Chandrayaan-2. According to the Indian space centre, the images of a crater from the lunar surface was captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 aboard Chandrayaan-2. Image Credit: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases New Pictures Of Moon's Surface

In a tweet, ISRO said, "Have a look of 3D view of a crater imaged by TMC-2 of #Chandrayaan2. TMC-2 provides images at 5m spatial resolution & stereo triplets (fore, nadir and aft views) for preparing DEM of the complete lunar surface." 

Image Credit: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases New Pictures Of Moon's Surface

The triplet images from TMC-2, when processed into Digital Elevation Models, enable mapping of surface landform morphologies.

Image Credit: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases New Pictures Of Moon's Surface

It Includes: Craters (formed by impactors), Lava tubes (potential sites for future habitability), Rilles (furrows formed by lava channels or collapsed lava tubes), Dorsa or wrinkle ridges (formed mostly in Mare regions depicting cooling of and contraction of basaltic lava), Graben structures (depicts the structural dislocations on the lunar surface), Lunar Domes/Cones (denoting localised vents of past volcanism on the Moon), and Chandrayaan-2's Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2) has also imaged a 3D view of a wrinkle ridge near Dorsa Geikie.

Image Credit: ISRO

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