Indian probe touches down on Moon
India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan 1, has placed a probe on the surface of the Moon, BBC reported.
The probe, painted with the Indian flag, touched down at 2034 (1504 GMT), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
It will perform various experiments, including measuring the composition of the Moon's atmosphere.
The mission is regarded as a major step for India as it seeks to keep pace with other space-faring nations in Asia.
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi says the success of the mission has been hailed in India where many see it as another sign of the country's emergence as a global power.