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Techie helps Nasa locate Indian rover crash site

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Filed on December 3, 2019 | Last updated on December 3, 2019 at 10.56 pm
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WELL-DONE: Shanmuga Subramanian helped Nasa trace a piece of moon lander.

The engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, said he examined an earlier Nasa photo to locate the debris.

Nasa said on Tuesday that it has found the debris from India's moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September. The US space agency released a photo showing the site of the lander's impact and the debris field, crediting an Indian engineer for helping locate the site.

The engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, said he examined an earlier Nasa photo to locate the debris. "It took days of work to find the crash site," Shanmuga said. "I searched around the north of the landing spot and found a small little dot. When I compared it to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images of the site from the last nine years, I located the debris and reached out to Nasa."


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