As scheduled, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) on Sept. 17  imaged the intended lunar south pole landing site for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander, but long shadows in the area may be obscuring the silent lunar explorer. It was near dusk as the region prepares to transition from a two-week lunar day to and equally long lunar night, so shadows covered much of the region and Vikram may not be in the LROC’s field of view, NASA said Sept. ...


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