ISRO Shares 3D Image Of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram Lander Taken By Pragyan Rover

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Like a couple of close friends who have gone on vacation, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, both of which are part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, have been flooding the internet with images taken from the Moon. ISRO on Tuesday shared a 3D image of the lander taken by the rover.

The image shared by the space agency is an anaglyph. The word anaglyph usually refers to a stereoscopic photograph with two images superimposed and printed using different colours. When such an image is viewed with glasses with different colours for each eye, it can produce a sort of 3D effect.

In this case, the left image is in the red channel while the right image is placed in the blue and green channel, creating cyan. Essentially, if you use glasses with a red filter over the left eye and a cyan filter over the right eye, this image will look three-dimensional to you. This image was captured using the NavCam Stereo Imager on the Pragyan rover.

Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon on August 23. ISRO on September 3 said it put the lander and rover in hibernation mode as daylight time on the Moon was coming to an end. The mission was only expected to operate on the Moon for one lunar day which is approximately equivalent to about 14 days on our planet.

“We are going to start the process of making them (lander and the rover) sleep in the next couple of days so that they can withstand the night. Currently, the battery (on the rover) is fully charged. The solar panel is oriented to receive the light at the next sunrise expected on September 22, 2023. The receiver is kept on,” said ISRO chairman S Somnath while announcing that the rover and lander were placed in hibernation mode.
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