The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released a 3-dimensional 'anaglyph' image of the Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander, taken from the south pole of the Moon. This image combines left and right images captured onboard the Pragyan Rover to create a stereo effect, giving the visual impression of three dimensions. The left image is placed in the red channel, while the right image is in the blue and green channels, resulting in a striking cyan hue.
Anaglyph images are a way to visualize objects or terrains in 3D from stereo or multi-view images. To view this image in 3D, red and cyan glasses are recommended.
This release comes a day after ISRO announced that the Vikram Lander had been set into sleep mode and that the data collected by the payloads had been received on Earth, with the payloads now switched off. ISRO expects the Vikram Lander and Pragyaan to awaken again around September 22.
This achievement follows India's successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon's South Pole, making it the fourth country, after the US, China, and Russia, to have successfully landed on the moon's surface.