Chandrayaan-2 Captured Some Photograph of Moon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released some photograph of moon surface captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite on 23rd August 2019. In those images they are showing several craters of lunar surface. And the several craters are Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mach, Korolev, Mitra, Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite.

Take a look of those pictures of lunar surface

1st image of Lunar surface taken by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing some craters such as Jackson, Mitra, Mach and Korolev.

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Jackson is an impact crater located in the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon.  It is a 71 km dia crater. 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.

2nd image of Lunar surface taken by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing impact craters such as Sommerfeld and Kirkwood.

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Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the far side northern latitudes of the Moon.  It is a 169km dia crater. It has 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.  North east 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.

3rd image of Lunar surface taken by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing impact craters such as Plaskett (109km), Rozhdestvenskiy (177km) and Hermite (104 km ; one of the coldest spots in the solar system ~ 25 deg K).

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