These images of the earth weren’t taken by Chandrayaan-2, here’s the fact-check!

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Several images are being circulated on social media claiming as ‘first photographs of Earth take by Chandrayaan-2’.

At the time of filing this report, the above post had over 5,000 likes and over 3,000 shares.

FACT CHECK

The team at NewsMobile fact-checked the above viral photos, we found some of these images were digitally created and do not represent images transmitted by Chandrayaan 2.

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This image was uploaded by NASA in July 2008. NASA described it as, ”artist’s concept of a substorm”.

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The image below was found on a website that described it as – ”Space wallpapers HD for Android.”

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This image was found uploaded by a website in 2012 as ‘iPhone wallpapers’.

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A simple Google Reverse Image search shows that the image has been picked up from the poster of science fiction Hollywood movie named ‘Knowing’ which released in 2009.

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On checking the above picture by putting it through Reverse Image Search, we found that it has been on the internet for a long time and it is listed under popular smartphone wallpaper on Pinterest.

Hence, this proves that the viral pictures are FAKE.

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