The entire world is watching as the Indian space agency is about to attempt the first soft landing in the vicinity of the Moon’s south pole. India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission will deploy the Vikram lander to a location approximately 70 degrees south in lunar latitude. The planned landing site is a relatively smooth plane between the craters Manzinus C and Simpelius N. Once safely on the ground, the lander will deploy the Pragyan rover to explore this new and fascinating terrain. This visualization was generated using NASA’s Moon Trek portal (https://trek.nasa.gov/moon) and data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (LRO) Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA).

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