Mars mission: Mangalyaan sends first image of Red Planet

The pictures will put into context the information provided by other instruments on the orbiter

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

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ISRO's Mars Orbiter has sent its first image from the orbit the Red Planet. The image has been taken from a height of 7300 km and has a 376 m spatial resolution.

The picture was taken on Wednesday after the orbiter was injected in the planet's orbit. Though it was to be released on Wednesday itself, ISRO was processing the picture till Thursday. Four more photos are to be released later today, suggests a Hindustan Times news report.  

The picture has been taken using a colour camera which was part of the orbiter's payload. It will take pictures of Mars’ surface. The pictures will put into context the information provided by other instruments on the orbiter. They will also give information on the dynamic events on the planet such as weather.

 

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