NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) celebrated the festival of colours Holi by releasing breathtaking colour images of the Red Planet taken by Mangalyaan’s Mars Colour Camera.
The images show in vivid detail what is possibly the Solar Systems largest volcano, the valleys and mountains on the Martian surface.
Mangalyaan reached the orbit of Mars on September 24, 2014 and since then it has been carrying outs its science mission. The Indian probe cost Rs. 450 crores and has already made a world record by getting the best images of the full disc of Mars.
The mission has a nominal life of six months around the planet of Mars where it operates in a highly elliptical orbit.
Mangalyaan is the world’s cheapest inter-planetary mission and cost less than the making of the Hollywood blockbuster film Gravity and India created history by becoming the first nation to reach Mars on the maiden attempt.