ISRO's Mars Orbiter - Mangalyaan sends second full-disc colour image of Mars

Dark regions south to cloud formation is Elysium - 2nd largest volcanic province on Mars

Mumbai: ISRO's Mars Obiter Mission (MOM) - Mangalyaan has sent the second full - disc image of Mars. The colour image was clicked by the Mars Colour Camera (MCC) mounted on to the spacecraft.

The photograph was taken from an altitude of 66,543 km, as posted by ISRO's official facebook post. The picture shows the cloud formation on the red planet caused by wind storms. The dark regions to the south of the cloud formation is Elysium - which is the second largest volcanic province on Mars.

Launched of the 5th of November 2013 form India's only space launch facility in Sriharikota; Mangakyaan entered Mars orbit on September 24, 2014. The insertion was conducted by the Spacecraft Control Centre by ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennae at Byalalu.

( Source : dc )
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