India, Dec. 3 -- Shanmuga Subramanian, the engineer from Chennai who helped locate the lander of India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, has said that he spent many nights probing a picture of the impact site shared by US space agency Nasa.

Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission. "I don't think Vikram lander would have made such an impact on minds of Indian public if it had landed successfully," he told Hindustan Times.

The 33-year-old information technology (IT) professional said the crash landing certainly got him interested. "I got hooked and started comparing Nasa's picture to previous ones every night for some 4-5 days," he said.

Nasa made the announcement of...