ISRO’s Vikram Lander created an ‘ejecta halo’ on the moon’s surface while landing in August. It displaced lunar dust, which is also called regolith.
Scientists compared before and after images of the lander’s landing spot near the moon’s south pole. They spot a bright ring-like formation.
ISRO said approximately 2.06 tonnes of lunar dust was displaced during the soft landing in August. It spread 108.4 m² around the landing site.
Experts also clicked high-resolution pictures using Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC) aboard the Vikram Lander.
The moon has no erosion or atmosphere, which means the halo is likely to remain intact for a long time. Neil Armstrong’s lunar footprints still exist.
India joined an elite space club on Aug 23 after the Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram Lander made a soft landing on the lunar surface.
After the successful landing, India became the first country to land near the south pole of the moon.