ISRO tweets 1st image from Chandrayaan 2's IIRS payload
Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 12:33 PM
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first illuminated images of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan2’s Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload. The ISRO has released the images on its Twitter account showing the lunar surface on its northern hemisphere. The images shown are the crater floor, the inner rim of the crater, fresh crater, etc. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface. ISRO said in a statement that the major objective of IIRS is to understand the origin and evolution of the Moon.