Historic moment India succeed in dark side of the moon landing
India released their first photo of the moon mere hours after making the historic landing on the south pole.
Earlier today, Chandrayaan-3 successfully became the first space mission to land near the south pole of the moon.
Taken from the Vikram lander, the picture shows a grainy shot of the surface of the moon.
One of the legs of the Vikram lander is visible, as well as its shadow.
The image was taken by the craft’s camera after it successfully landed on a “relatively flat” part of the moon’s surface, according to the tweet by Indian Space Research Organisation.
As no space mission has ever ventured to the dark side of the moon, the picture is the first glimpse of the as-of-now-discovered surface,
Vikram will now attempt to measure the mineral composition of the lunar surface and is expected to operate for two weeks.
The south pole of the moon is thought to be richer in minerals than other regions.
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