The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) continues to dazzle the world with its lunar exploration achievements. In a recent development, ISRO has released captivating 3D ‘anaglyph’ images of the Moon’s surface, featuring the Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting development:

Visualizing the Moon in 3D:

  • ISRO’s 3D ‘anaglyph’ image of the Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander provides a three-dimensional view of the lunar landscape. It accomplishes this by combining left and right images within different color channels.
  • The left image is placed in the red channel, while the right image is situated in the blue and green channels, resulting in a striking cyan hue. This color contrast enhances the 3D effect.

How to Experience the 3D Effect:

  • To fully appreciate the 3D imagery, viewers are recommended to use red and cyan glasses for a truly immersive experience.
  • The slight difference in perspective between the two images creates a stereo effect, giving the visual impression of three dimensions.

Technical Details:

  • The 3D ‘anaglyph’ images were created using NavCam Stereo Images, captured onboard the Pragyan Rover.
  • NavCam was developed by LEOS/ISRO, and data processing was carried out by SAC/ISRO.
Also Read
DPIIT, Along with Villgro, Announce Selected Incubators for the National Incubator Capacity Development Program

Status of Vikram Lander and Pragyaan:

  • ISRO recently announced that the Vikram Lander has been placed in sleep mode, with data collection from the payloads completed and the payloads switched off.
  • It is anticipated that the Vikram Lander and Pragyaan will be reactivated around September 22.

A Historic Lunar Achievement:

  • This release of 3D images comes after India’s monumental achievement on August 23, when the Chandrayaan-3 lander module successfully touched down on the Moon’s south pole.
  • India became the fourth country in the world, following the US, China, and Russia, to successfully land on the Moon’s surface, marking a historic moment in space exploration.

ISRO’s dedication to lunar exploration and its commitment to sharing these incredible visuals continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.