In a remarkable feat, India's Chandrayaan-3 has landed near the Moon's south pole. The successful Moon mission has made India the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface after the US, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union, and the first to land a craft near the Moon's south pole.
The lander Vikram captured several images of the lunar surface during the power descent. The images show a portion of the landing site, the lander's metal leg and its shadow.
The rover Pragyan rolled out from the lander some hours after the successful touchdown. India became the first nation to land a craft near the Moon's South Pole, a historic triumph for the nation and the world.
This is likely to trigger massive investment in the Indian space sector.