NASA has shared pictures of the landing site of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. States that it is possible that the lander is hiding in a shadow. “We took the images at dusk, and the team wasn’t able to locate the lander,” it added. “More images will be taken in October in favourable lighting,” NASA further said.
“Our @LRO NASA mission imaged the targeted landing site of India’s Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram. They took the images at dusk, and the team could not locate the lander. More images will be taken in October during a flyby in favourable lighting,” tweeted NASA.
NASA opines that the place may be hidden under the shadows. On an auspicious day, the entire world was watching as the Indian space agency is about to try the first soft landing near the Moon’s south pole. India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission would have deployed the Vikram lander to a location approximately 70 degrees south in lunar latitude if that unfortunate crash hasn’t happened.