Did NASA Satellite Capture Chandrayaan-3 Landing? A Fact-Check
The entire world is congratulating India for the success of Chandrayaan-3, which landed in the south pole region of the Moon – a feat that wasn’t achieved till now. The success was celebrated with cheers and applause at the ground station. But fake messages too started spreading on social media and were widely circulated on WhatsApp and other platforms online. As ISRO scientists waited for the right time for the Pragyan rover to come out of the Vikram lander but social media users already rolled out an image of the two payloads on the lunar surface.
Another fake video spreading fast shows Vikram on the Moon’s surface and a blue Earth rising in the background. In the caption, some users claimed that it was clicked by a NASA satellite.
The American space agency was again roped in, when a video claimed to show the entire landing of Vikram ac captured by a NASA satellite. When we fact-checked the rapidly spreading video, it turned out to be of the Apollo-11 landing on the Moon years ago.