Video From Mars Falsely Shared As Footage From Chandrayaan 3

A video from Mars, that originated from Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration (NASA’s) Curiosity Rover on Mars, is being shared on social media as footage from the moon despatched by Chandrayaan-3.

The footage that’s being shared on social media is a monochrome model of the unique. Additional, the viral video will not be the identical because the official movies which were launched of the Chandrayaan-3 mission by the Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO).

On August 23, ISRO efficiently landed a land rover named Pragyaan on the southern pole of the moon, making India the primary nation to take action as a part of its Chandrayaan-3 mission. The purpose of touchdown is known as ‘Shiv Shakti Level’. Following the profitable touchdown, there was a number of false claims surrounding the mission. BOOM has fact-checked a number of such claims of previous and unrelated movies being misleadingly linked to the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Learn the very fact checks right here.

The video exhibiting monochromatic visuals of a hilly panorama has been captioned as, ‘Chandrayaan-3 despatched the primary moon video after touchdown.”


BOOM discovered a hardcoded line within the video’s backside that learn, “This scene was captured with the Curiosity Rover’s…”. Nonetheless, a Chandrayaan-3 watermark in Hindi on the highest left nook of the display screen appears to be like newer. Additional, the alphabets ‘ce’ may be seen on the highest left nook, which signifies that the textual content had been minimize out.

BOOM used the captions from the video to carry out a key phrase search and was in a position to find the next video. In accordance with the title of the video uploaded by Tavi Technical House on August 8, 2023, “Mars Rover’s Panoramic Cam Seize Newest 360° Sudden Bizarre 4K Video Footage of Mars Life.” This reveals that the video was uploaded greater than two weeks earlier than the Chandrayaan -3 mission made a gentle touchdown on the moon’s South Pole.

In accordance with the outline of the video, it reveals footage from NASA’s Curiosity Rover alongside captions within the video.

The identical visuals and captions may be seen from the 26 seconds mark into the video. The footage is analogous, with the viral video being a discoloured model of the unique.

The Curiosity Rover was launched in November 2012 and landed on Mars in August, 2013. It’s nonetheless in service and has an lively social media feed by means of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory.

Furthermore, the video claiming to be from the moon reveals intensive panorama. It’s not much like the panorama seen within the video footage formally launched by ISRO.

The footage launched by ISRO solely reveals a restricted geography – the fast surrounding on the moon of the Pragyaan rover touchdown zone. It additionally consists of pictures of the floor of the moon.

ISRO additionally launched pictures of the world surrounding Shiv Shakti Level.


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