Chandrayaan 2 sends the new 3D pictures of Moon surface.

10 months ago

ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 on Wednesday has captured the new three-dimensional pictures on the Moon surface.

The 3D image of a crater is captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 which is on the Chandrayaan 2.

Terrain Mapping Camera-2
Image Courtesy: ISRO
Image Courtesy: ISRO

The information is officially confirmed by ISRO on the Twitter Account. The ISRO official tweeted “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,”

The triplet images from TMC-2 when processed into Digital Elevation Models, enable mapping of surface landform morphologies. These Includes:

  • Craters (formed by impactors)
  • Lava tubes (potential sites for future habitability)
  • Rilles (furrows formed by  lava channels or collapsed lava tubes)
  • Dorsa or wrinkle ridges (formed mostly in Mare regions depicting cooling of and contraction of basaltic lava)
  • Graben structures (depicts the structural dislocations on the lunar surface )
  • Lunar Domes/ Cones (denoting localized vents of past volcanism on the Moon).

Deepak Kumar

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