India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft snaps its first picture of the Moon

On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the first photo of the Moon captured by India's second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2. 

ISRO tweeted, "Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019." 

"Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture," the tweet said. 

Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered into the Moon's orbit on Tuesday. 

Launched on July 22, its lander named "Vikram" will attempt to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface on Sept. 7. The lander has been named in honor of the father of Indian space research program - Vikram Sarabhai. 

Earlier this month, Chandrayaan-2 had sent the first set of pictures of the Earth.

(Cover: India's Chandrayaan-2 mission captured its first photograph of the Moon on Aug. 21, 2019, days after the mission entered lunar orbit./photo from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s official twitter account.)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency