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India's Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' sends first images

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Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2014 06:14 PM by AlexMuller

India's space agency has released its first picture of Mars, taken by its satellite which entered orbit around the Red Planet on Wednesday. "The view is nice up here," tweeted @isro. A handful of images have been sent by the Mangalyaan probe so far. Part of its mission is to study the Martian atmosphere for signs of life.

 
It is the first time a maiden voyage to Mars has entered orbit successfully and it is the cheapest. Nasa's latest Maven mission cost almost 10 times as much. Media in India have hailed the venture as a "historic achievement". The Hindu newspaper reported that the probe had "beamed back about 10 pictures of the Red Planet's surface which show some craters". Officials were quoted by the newspaper as saying the pictures were of "good quality".

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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-09-26
+2
Mars is having many visitors these days and the news that India's mars satellite is doing well is great - we need to know more about the red planet Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-07
+0
Well maidcamaa nuts, how about that. Reply


 

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