Indian National Space Organization (ISRO) has released
a series of images of craters captured by Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface.
The pictures were captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2).
The craters whose pictures have been captured
include Jackson, Mach, Sommerfeld, Mitra, Hermite, Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and
Jackson crater is located in the northern
hemisphere of the far side of the moon. It has a diameter of nearly 71 km. The
Korolev crater is a 437 km crater which has several small craters of varying
Sommerfeld crater is located on the far side of
the moon with a diameter of nearly 169 km. relatively It has a flat interior
surrounded by a ring mountain and a number of smaller craters along the edge. It
is named after Arnold Sommerfeld, a German physicist.
North east of Sommerfeld crater lies the
Kirkwood crater named after American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood. It is 68kms n
Mitra crater has a diameter of 92 km. It is named
after Indian physicist Sisir Kumar Mitra who is known for his pioneering work
in the field of ionosphere and radiophysics. The crater is located at the western outer rim
of another crater called Mach.
Hermite crater was discovered by NASA in 2009
and is believed to be the coldest place in the solar system, with temperatures
touching -247 °C.