Jaw-Dropping Lunar Discovery: India’s Moon Landing Site Revealed!

Several days after it entered a dormant state on the Moon’s surface, South Korea’s lunar orbiter, Danuri, has successfully captured images of the Vikram lander.

These remarkable images depict the landing site of India’s lunar lander, Chandrayaan-3, which is known as the Shiv Shakti point. These images were taken from a lunar orbit roughly 100 kilometers above the Moon’s surface. Both the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute jointly made an announcement regarding these photos, which were taken on August 27th to commemorate India’s historic achievement of successfully landing at the lunar south pole with Chandrayaan-3.

The landing site, named ‘Shiv Shakti Point,’ is situated approximately 600 kilometers away from the Moon’s South Pole. The Chandrayaan-3 mission, which represents India’s third successful lunar expedition, achieved its historic lunar surface landing on August 23rd.

Following its successful landing, the Chandrayaan-3 rover has been diligently engaged in extensive research and data collection activities, with a primary focus on analyzing the composition of the moon’s soil and atmosphere.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission was initiated on July 14th, taking off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The mission’s initial images, which revealed a pockmarked surface near the lunar south pole, were captured shortly after the probe’s historic moon landing on August 23rd.

The Korean lunar probe, Danuri, is set to continue orbiting the moon until December 2025, where it will carry out a variety of scientific and technological missions. These missions include photographing potential lunar landing sites and measuring the lunar magnetic field to further enhance our understanding of the moon’s origin.

The photos taken by Danuri of the Chandrayaan-3 landing site signify a noteworthy achievement in international cooperation within the domain of space exploration and research.

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