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No evidence of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram: NASA

NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander in the latest images captured by its Moon orbiter of the lunar south pole region where India’s ambitious mission attempted a historic soft landing, the US space agency said today.

On September 7, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the uncharted lunar south pole, before losing communication with the lander. The instruments aboard the lander are not designed to withstand the cold temperature which could drop to as low as minus 200 degrees Celsius during the lunar night.