The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, has revealed some new pictures of different terrains on the lunar surface. All of the images were taken and prepared by Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2) which is used in the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter.
ISRO Releases A Picture of A Moon Crater
The TMC-2 is the second version of TMC which was first used in the Chandrayaan-1 mission. The TMC-2 has the tendency of taking images from as far as 100 Km while orbiting. The images are taken by a stereo triplet system where the images are captured from 3 different angles including ‘fore’, ‘nadir’, and ‘aft’. Further, these images are combined to create a Digital Elevation Model or DEM of the lunar surface.
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.
— ISRO (@isro) November 13, 2019
With the help of this image and its data, ISRO can recreate the morpho structural framework by computing the dimension of the landforms.
ISRO also announced before about the detection of Argon-40 in the lunar exosphere and before that, it also published images of illumined images and data from the orbiter’s infrared instruments.
After a long break, the India Space Research Center had published images and the scientific data from its recent mission, Chandrayaan-2, which faced a lot of issues before its success as the lander Vikram and Pragyan had a difficult landing on the surface of the moon. ISRO shared the highest quality of the picture ever taken of the moon.
You can directly view the image at the ISRO gallery.