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First Pictures send across by India's Chandrayaan-1 Moon Mission

Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan-1

The northern coast of Australia from a height of 9,000 km.

First Picture by Chandrayaan-1

The southern coast of Australia from a height of 70,000 km.

Chandrayaan-1 , India's first Mission to Moon

Chandrayaan-1, launched on 22nd Oct'08, has started broadcasting it's first pictures. The first picture shows the northern coast of Australia while the second image taken at 12:30 pm from a height of 70,000 km shows Australia's southern coast. The Terrain Mapping Camera is one of the 11 scientific instruments of Chandrayaan-1 and the camera can take black and white pictures of an object. The instrument has a resolution of about 5 mt, according to ISRO.

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