US Space agency NASA has declared earlier today that its orbiter has found the Vikram lander that was launched in September this year.
NASA satellite, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, shared an image that was taken and NASA released the mosaic image of the site where VIkram crash landed on September 7 (September 6 in the US).
The debris of the crashed VIkram lander was scattered over a distance spanning several kinlometers, across two dozen locations.
NASA said that earlier on September 26, it had released the mosaic image (taken on September 17) inviting public to search for signs of the lander.
Shanmuga Subramaniam, techie from Chennai contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of the debris after finding the first piece 750 meters North West of the main crash site.
India's ISRO has blasted off its spacecraft in July this year, aiming to become the first country to do a successful landing on the south pole of the Moon and the fourth country after US, Russia and China to complete a successful Moon landing. When Chandrayan 2 dropped the VIkram lander towards the surface of the Moon, the probe went silent just 2.1 kilometers abvoe the surface. ISRO had later said that it had located the lander, but had been unable to establish communication. Chandrayan is still orbiting the Moon.