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2-Year-Old Animated Video Shared As Video Of Chandrayaan-3 Landing on The Moon Captured By NASA

Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Video of Chandrayaan-3 landing on the southern pole of the moon captured by NASA.

The archived version of the same can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker noticed the YouTube subscription logo on the right-top corner of the video. We conducted a keyword search using the terms ‘Moon landing video’ on YouTube, which lead us to this YTshorts video showing Apollo 11 moon landing that was uploaded a month ago by Hazegrayart.

We noticed that the description directed to a full length version of the same video uploaded on June 8, 2021, on checking which, we found that the video was indeed about the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

We then checked the page and found several such videos shared on the page, indicating that the page shared animated content. We further saw comments that indicated that the video was a work of animation. 

Newschecker also found a page on Twitter by the same handle that shared the videos of the page. On analysing closely, Newschecker also found a tweet by the author from 2018 that confirmed that the page shared animated works and not actual footages. 

Thus, we can conclude that the video claiming to show the Chandrayaan 3 landing on the surface of the moon is an animated rendering of the Apollo 11 moonlanding that carried the first humans to the moon. 

Result: False

Also read: No, This Video Does Not Show ‘Amazing View’ Of Earth Shot By Chandrayaan 3

Sources
Video posted on YouTube by Hazegrayart on June 8, 2021
Tweet by Hazegrayart on November 20, 2018


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Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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