2nd anniversary of the Mars mission launch: Here’s how Mars looks like from Mangalyaan
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The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), was launched on November 5 in 2013 by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and entered the orbit of the red planet on September 24, 2014. As we celebrate two years of the mission's launch, take a look at some of the photos sent across by the mission in September. (Text: PTI; Images: ISRO)
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The MOM sent back some stunning images of the Red Planet.
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Over 100 images from a collection of 350 acquired by the Mars Colour Camera on the spacecraft have been compiled in a form of a scientific atlas.
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On the anniversary of the launch of one of the most successful space mission to Mars, the National Geographic Channel is set to premiere a documentary on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan.
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In its most daring missions to date, India successfully sent a spacecraft to orbit around Mars, making it the fourth space agency in the world and the first Asian country, to successfully send a mission to the red planet.
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They did this in record time, choosing a unique route and on a shoe-string budget, pulling off what is now globally recognised as the cheapest ride to Mars.
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According to the ISRO, "the knowledge acquired by the analysis of the data suggests enhanced possibility of the presence of life on this now dry and dusty planet."
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Using a combination of live action, expert interviews, archive footage and graphic representations the NGC film captures the tension and drama points of the space mission.
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Written and directed by Pria Somiah Alva along with Associate Director and researcher Shivani Muthanna, the documentary brings unique access to ISRO's Mars Mission Team.
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The documentary also focuses on the salient features of the mission, all the drama, excitement, last-minute preparations, the countdown and the successful launch. (Text: PTI; Images: ISRO)