NASA released a picture taken before Vikram moonlander crashed on the moon shows the area with the soil undisturbed.. Image Source: NASA Goddard/Arizona State Univ.

New Delhi, Dec 3 : #VikramLander and Chandrayaan2 trended on Twitter on Tuesday after a NASA tweet that its mission had located the Indian Chandrayaan2 lander Vikram.

A post on @NASA that "The #Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander has been found by our @NASAMoon mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter" garnered 4.3K retweets and 11.4K likes.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh retweeted and wrote on @DrJitendraSingh: "NASA says it has found the impact site and debris of Chandrayaan2".

One user tagged @NASA and @NASAMoon and posted: "Great @NASA and excellent endeavour by @isro. Proud of your achievements and quite sure, next time it will be a spectacular one. All the best." One user tagged NASA tweeted and posted: "Don't worry Chanda Mama, we are coming again to meet you, see you soon #Chandrayaan3. Thank you @NASA".

Another user praised India-origin techie who helped locate the lander.

"Shanmuga Subramanian, a techie from Chennai, has made India's greatest #SpaceDiscovery of #VikramLander. He uses lunar images from @NASA's Moon #LRO Mission, studied them & locate the debris of #VikramLander. After authenticating the discovery #NASA confirmed & released..." Another user urged NASA to "give credit to Indian engineer Shan@Ramanean who alerted you for confirmation".

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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