Days after Indian Space Research Centre's (ISRO) successful Chandrayaan-3 mission, a video claiming to show the "live footage" of the rocket orbiting the moon went viral on social media.
How did we find out?: We zoomed into the video and found a name stamp in the bottom.
We found "@akhil.vs" name stamped in the bottom left corner of the video
Further, several users on the internet shared this video with the caption stating that it was edited.
These are a few examples of the comments under the viral video.
We found the user's account on Instagram, where the same video was uploaded on 15 August.
According to his Instagram bio, Akhil is a visual effects (VFX) and computer generated imagery (CGI) artist based in Alappuzha, Kerala.
On 25 August, Akhil shared a video showing the process behind the video's creation with the hashtag 'Blender'.
Blender is a 3D computer graphics software tool, used to make animations, visuals effects, motion graphics, etc.
The Quint has reached out to the creator for his inputs and will update the article as and when we get a response.
ISRO's Pragyan Rover: After Pragyan rover rolled onto the lunar surface on 25 August, ISRO released footage of it traveling a few metres away from the Vikram lander on 26 August.
At the time of writing this article, this video was the only official footage of rover's movements which ISRO had released.
Conclusion: The viral video is not actual footage of the Chandrayaan-3 landing on the moon. It has been digitally edited.