ISRO shares first illuminated image of lunar surface by IIRS payload

First illuminated image of lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan2's IIRS payload,

New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has shared the first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan2’s Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload.

IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels.

Releasing the image. ISRO tweeted, “See the first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by #Chandrayaan2’s IIRS payload. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels”.

ISRO said that the preliminary analysis of Chandrayaan-2 IIRS data showed Sommerfield crater floor, sunlit inner rim of crater Kirkwood, Stebbins crater floor, fresh crater Ejecta within Sommerfield crater floor and Stebbins crater central peak.

–RB

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