After the successful landing of India’s Chandrayaan 3, an image is going viral on social media Platforms claiming that the tyres of the Pragyan rover have left the imprints of ISRO’s logo and Indian national emblem on the moon’s surface. Social media users are fiercely sharing this image on the Internet.
A journalist named Pushpendra Kulshreshtha posted an image on Twitter and wrote: “Image permanently imprinted on the surface of Moon today onward as Tyres of rover has this imprint, as there is no air on moon hence these marks will be forever”
A user by the name of Kalyan Basu also shared this image on Twitter with the caption: “The symbol of Indian Flag and the logo of ISRO have been imprinted on the soil of the Moon by the rover”.
Subsequently, other users are sharing this image and making similar claims.
To verify the claims associated with the above viral image, the Dfrac team examined this image minutely and found a name (Krishanshu Garg) mentioned at the bottom of the left side of this image.
Additionally, we searched for the profiles of this name on various social media platforms and discovered the same image uploaded on the Instagram account naming Krishanshu Garg.
He shared this image on his Instagram account and clarified that the viral image is his digital artwork which is made by using Adobe Photoshop. Moreover, he further requested: “Please stop forwarding fake news regarding this”.
According to the latest updates. ISRO’s logo and the national emblem are carved on the wheels of the Pragyan Rover. It indicates that when the rover moves forward, it will leave the imprints of ISRO’s logo and the national emblem on the moon’s surface. However, no such information has been released by ISRO yet.
Dfrac’s Fact-Check proves that the viral image showing Pragyan Rover leaving imprints of the ISRO Logo and national emblem is the digital artwork of an Individual. Hence, the claim of social media users is false.