Here’s how Moon’s south pole looks from Chandrayaan-3

August 24, 2023

Om Gupta

Moon’s South Pole

This image was taken from the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera during the descent of Vikram lander.

Vikram lander’s landing

This image of the Moon’s south pole was part of the video, which Vikram lander recorded while making a soft landing on the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-3 landing site

Vikram's lander and its accompanying shadow can be seen on the lunar surface in this image.

Pragyaan Rover

In this image, one of the six wheels of the Pragyaan rover can be seen on the lunar surface.

Soft landing

Chandrayaan-3 made a soft landing on the lunar surface on August 23 at 6.04 PM IST.


Chandrayaan-3 lander and rover will conduct various experiments and observations in the next 14 days.


Chandrayaan- 3 was launched on July 14 and it took 40 days to reach the lunar surface.

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