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Are these images of Earth taken by Chandrayaan-2? Here’s the truth

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With the successful launch of India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2, on July 22, the country’s aim at becoming a major space powerhouse got a lift-off too. Following this, a series of photographs made their way onto the Internet with the claim that they are Earth’s images which are recently captured from outer space by Chandrayaan-2.

Here are some of the posts being shared on social media.

A quick reverse search on each image shows that they were taken at different times and at various places, much before Chandrayaan-2 was launched.

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This image, according to NASA’s official website was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station way back in 2009. It shows smoke, ash, and steam erupting from Sarychev volcano on the Kuril Islands, Russia.

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This image is a screengrab from an animation video available on Shutterstock. It was also used in an article from 2018, clearly showing that it wasn’t captured by Chandrayaan-2.

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Though the origin of this image is not known, but a Facebook post indicates that it has being doing its rounds on the Internet since 2014.

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This picture is credited to Hana Gartstein and was posted on a website in 2007.

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Besides being available on Shutterstock, the image was also shared by many social media users from time to time. One Facebook post shows it was shared way back in 2015.

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This image, actually a cropped version of the original one, is credited to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, according to a post on flickr. It was posted in 2005.

Further, the latest tweet by Isro on Chandrayaan-2, posted on July 26, is about the spacecraft’s performance. 

Also, the latest pictures related to Chandrayaan-2, that were uploaded on Isro’s website, are about the spacecraft’s launch.

So, the claim that these are recent images of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 is incorrect.

Chandrayaan-2 lifted off onboard Isro’s most powerful launcher at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm on July 22. The spacecraft was supposed to take off on July 15 but the launch was called off at eleventh hour due to technical snag.

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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