Zee Media Bureau
Bangalore/Chennai: India's Mars Orbiter Mission, after taking the world by storm, has been quite much in action. Mangalyaan, also known as Mars Orbiter Mission carries a camera payload that acquires color images of planet Mars. Last week the first image of the Red Planet was clicked and sent by the India's Mars spacecraft.
Now MOM'S camera has captured yet another regional dust storm over the Northern hemisphere of Mars and posted about the same via a tweet on the Micro-blogging site. The image was taken from an altitude of 74,500 kms from the surface of Mars.
— ISRO (@isro) September 29, 2014
The spacecraft is equipped with five instruments, including a sensor to track methane or marsh gas, a colour camera and a thermal-imaging spectrometer to map the surface and mineral wealth of the planet. Mars Colour Camera (MCC) is a tricolour camera which gives images and information about surface features and composition of Martian surface.They are useful to monitor the dynamic events and weather of Mars.
India created space history on Wednesday by becoming the first Asian country to reach Mars and the first in the world to place a spacecraft in the Red Planet's orbit in the maiden attempt.