#Chandrayaan2: ISRO comes up with feast of new Lunar Surface images

News Bharati    26-Aug-2019
Bangalore, Aug. 26: India's pride Chandrayaan 2 is clicking moon from every angle possible. now, having another photoshoot of Moon, ISRO has released a new set of images captured by Chandrayaan 2.
 
 

 
 
ISRO Tweeted, "Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera-2(TMC-2) of #Chandrayaan2 on August 23 at an altitude of about 4375 km showing craters such as Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra.
 
 
 
 
 
As per the official release of ISRO, Jackson is an impact crater located in the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon. It is a 71 km dia crater at 22.4°N and 163.1°W (shown in the inset). The interesting feature at the western outer rim of Mach crater is another impact crater, Mitra (92 km dia).
 
 
It is named after Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra, who was an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics. The Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437 km crater which has several small craters of varying sizes.
 
 

 
 
As per the official release, Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the farside northern latitudes of the Moon. It is a 169km dia crater at 65.2°N and 162.4°W. It has a relatively flat interior surrounded by a ring mountain and a number of smaller craters lie along the rim edge. The crater is named after Dr. Arnold Sommerfeld who is a German physicist pioneered in the field of atomic and quantum physics.
 
Northeast to this crater lies the Kirkwood crater named after the American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood, another well-formed impact crater which is approximately 68 km dia.
 
The lunar north polar region imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing impact craters such as Plaskett (109km), Rozhdestvensky (177km) and Hermite (104 km; one of the coldest spots in the solar system ~ 25 deg K).