Monday, September 29, 2014

Mars in Full Glory - Courtesy of MOM

MOM has snapped a picture of Mars in its entirety, from a distance of 74500km out:

http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25/Imagegallery/mom-images.aspx#2


A large dust storm can be seen in the upper left of the image. Because of MOM's unique elongated orbit, majestic pictures of the entire planet can be taken routinely - something which none of the other orbiters sent from Earth are able to do. The details in this image are superior to images provided by the Hubble Space Telescope.



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