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Media Claim: A message viral on social media claims ISRO has released a picture of Lander Vikram on the moon's surface. The information shared is false.

Facts Check: False

Viral News on Social media:

Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has located the lander Vikram on the lunar surface and beamed its first picture back to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the space agency’s chief K Sivan told, a day after the lander dealt a blow to the moon mission and went incommunicado while attempting a soft landing on the moon. Sivan, however, said communication is yet to be established. “We have found the location of Vikram Lander on the lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact,” Sivan said. He added that it must have been a hard-landing, but it was not yet clear if the Vikram module was damaged.

Facts Check Analysis:

An image viral on social media claiming that Vikram Lander has been located on the moon surface, however ISRO has not yet released any picture of the Lander from the moon surface.

ISRO released a statement that, “#VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet.
All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander.#ISRO

The image viral is not from Chandrayaan Vikram Lander,, but from an image of Apollo 16 landing site on the moon.


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