Let ‘Mars’ Pictures Taken By Mangalyaan Inspire You!

Usually people from non-technical background keep on listening about various space agencies working on space technologies and contributing in national benefits. But how many of us bother about them? In fact right question would be, how many of us understand about the efforts our scientists are putting in, to make all these innovations work?

ISROWhen we talk about space and scientists, first organization which pops-up in our mind is NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), United States Government Agency. But how many of us think about ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)? ISRO is Indian government’s space agency working on space technology and using its applications for our country’s benefits. Department of Space manages it under the supervision of Indian Prime Minister.

Like many other non-technical professionals, I also never thought about ISRO so deeply. But it was my online reading and surfing habit, which took me to this latest update from couple of online media channels. I saw a beautiful picture, which looked like some planet and I was so amazed with this picture that I immediately clicked on this news link to read it.

These pictures were of Mars, which were captured by Mangalyaan, India’s first spacecraft to Mars. They were released on social media a day before Holi. Mangalyaan reached Mars’ orbit on 24 September, 2014 and if we talk about budget, then it has already made a record in getting best images of Mars with just probe cost of 450 crores INR. Mangalyaan is now considered to be one of the cheapest inter-planetary mission in the world. Even Hollywood movies like Gravity need a hell lot of budget to get released with perfection and this mission made India, a first nation of reaching Mars on a maiden attempt.

Well, I usually write on ill practices and some issues prevailing in Indian Society and at times it might give an impression to my readers that why this blog carries so negative vibes? But, all I can say is when you talk, think and feel about ill practices prevailing around you, you try working on them and when you find such amazing pictures, which depicts the development of your country, you don’t only feel proud of being a part of this country but also wish to make it perfect.

These pictures gave me positive vibes and a complete set of new energy to work for my country and to highlight even small issues, so that they reach the authority and it can be fixed.

So, are you ready to experience this feeling of pride and positive energy this Holi? Go ahead and enjoy a couple of pictures of this beautiful disc taken by our country’s spacecraft. 🙂

Mars
Mars
Spectacular 3D view of Arsia Mons, a huge volcano on Mars (courtesy Isro)
Spectacular 3D view of Arsia Mons, a huge volcano on Mars (courtesy Isro)
Taken using the Mars Color Camera from an altitude of 8449 km ​(courtesy Isro)
Taken using the Mars Color Camera from an altitude of 8449 km ​(courtesy Isro)
Regional dust storm activities over Northern Hemisphere of Mars - captured by MCC ​(courtesy Isro)
Regional dust storm activities over Northern Hemisphere of Mars – captured by MCC ​(courtesy Isro)
Phobos, one of the two natural satellites of Mars silhouetted against the Martian surface ​(courtesy Isro)
Phobos, one of the two natural satellites of Mars silhouetted against the Martian surface ​(courtesy Isro)
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft captures its first image of Mars. Taken from a height of 7300 km (courtesy Isro)
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft captures its first image of Mars. Taken from a height of 7300 km (courtesy Isro)
Eos Chaos area, part of the gigantic Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars ​(courtesy Isro)
Eos Chaos area, part of the gigantic Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars ​(courtesy Isro)
Close-up view of a portion of the gigantic Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars ​(courtesy Isro)
Close-up view of a portion of the gigantic Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars ​(courtesy Isro)

Image & Facts Credit: ISRO, NDTV, Hindustan Times, Wikipedia, and Qnique

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