NASA News: Hard landing of 'Vikram' on the moon, NASA released photos of the landing site

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NASA News: The US space agency NASA has released some new and 'high resolution' photos of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 landing site. 

NASA has shared these photos on its website and social media accounts.

Tweeting these pictures on 26 September, NASA wrote:

"We have taken these pictures of the landing site of Chandraman-2, Vikram Lander of India. The pictures have been taken in the dark so the position of the lander could not be ascertained. More pictures will be taken when the lights are high in October."

NASA has written on its website that Chandramayan-2's Vikram Lander made a hard landing on the lunar surface on September 7, that is, it hit hard.
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Vikram's location 

These photos were taken from the 'Lunar Reconciliation Orbit Camera' (LROC). The camera passed over the landing site on 17 September. The photos are taken from a distance of 150 km from the center.

NASA has said that so far its team has not been able to take a picture of Vikram Lander or to locate its location.

It has been said on the website that when these pictures were taken it was dark and it is possible that Vikram Lander has been hiding somewhere in big shadows.
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'Where did Vikram land, don't even know'
NASA has also said in its statement that at which location the spacecraft landed, it cannot be said for sure.

Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 of India was to land on the lunar surface on 7 September. This was India's first attempt at a soft landing on the moon, which did not succeed.

Vikram Lander had tried to land on a flat surface but it could not happen as expected and lost contact with ISRO.