The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the Moon on 23 August 2023. LROC acquired this oblique view (42° slew angle) of the lander four days later. The bright halo around the vehicle resulted from the rocket plume interacting with the fine-grained regolith (soil). Visit the ISRO gallery of Chandrayaan-3 images.
Full NAC image (M1447750764LR) of the Chandrayaan-3 landing site; scroll around to find the lander [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
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