India, Oct. 18 -- One of the spectrometers (an instrument that measures wavelengths to tell the properties of an object) on-board the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has captured its first illuminated image.

The image, released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), captures part of far side (the part of the moon facing away from the Earth) in the northern hemisphere of the moon.

The image shows that the Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) is able to measure the variations in the reflected solar radiation and identify various features like crater central peaks, crater floors, the inner-rims of the craters, and very fresh reworked ejecta associated with small craterlets within the crater floor of a large crater.

The payload measures t...