Fact Check: Clip of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Falsely Shared As Video Of Chandrayaan-3 Lander


A video is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that it was recorded by the camera mounted on the Chandrayaan-3 lander while it was landing on the moon.

The post reads: BIG BREAKING: First video from the *MOON* Release…. ISRO has released the video that the whole world is waiting for. This is the video recorded by the camera mounted on the Chandrayaan-3 lander while it was landing on the moon. While this video started a few km before the lander touched down on the moon, it was recorded until it landed on *MOON* . So far ISRO has released only the photos taken by the lander, but this is the first time that a video of the process of landing on the moon has been released.

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be false.

Putting the keyframes of the video through the Reverse Image Search, the NM team identified the same video on YouTube, with a title: “Mars planet part 2 #shorts #shortsviral #ytshorts #marsplanet.”

Running a keyword search, we found similar visuals in a report by the Wall Street Journal, dated December 2021, with a title: What NASA’s Perseverance Rover Has Learned After 10 Months on Mars | WSJ.

We also found a similar image on the Twitter (Now X) account of NASA Astrobiology. The post, dated Feb 2022 reads: “Bring out the streamers, it’s  @NASAPersevere’s one-year landiversary! 365 days ago, our robotic astrobiologist touched down on the Red Planet to begin a search for ancient microbial life. After a year of science, here are a few highlights that are exciting astrobiologists.

Similar visuals of the rover can be found on the official Twitter account of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover.

Thus, it is confirmed that this video is not related to the Chandrayaan-3 lander.

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