MOM be­gins to map Mars

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

THIS IS one of the first images sent by the In­dian Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion's (ISRO) Mars Or­biter Mis­sion (MOM). The im­age was taken from a height of 74,500 km by a tri-colour cam­era, one of the or­biter's five pay­loads. The hazy part in the north­ern hemi­sphere of Mars in­di­cates a dust storm, says ISRO. The cam­era is ex­pected to give in­for­ma­tion about the fea­tures and com­po­si­tion of Mars' sur­face, dy­namic events tak­ing place on the planet and changes in its weather. It will also be used to study Pho­bos and Deimos—the two satel­lites of Mars.

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