Science

Mars, as Seen Through Indian Eyes

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has now been at it for almost one year, having slipped into a highly elliptical orbit around the Red Planet on September 24, 2014. While the primary mission ended after six months, the orbiter has been allowed to continue — which it has quite healthily, taking intermittent pictures of the planet using its colour camera and continuing to make observations of its thin atmosphere. It also joins a fleet of American robots currently studying Mars, including MAVEN, a NASA satellite that was launched in the same window that ISRO sent MOM through. On India’s Independence Day, ISRO released a commemorative picture of Ophir Chasma, a 317-km long canyon.

Here are 10 other images to experience Mars through the orbiter’s eyes.

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