MOM Sends First Pictures of Mars!

Posted : September 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies

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India’s mission Mangalyan tasted its first success when its  Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft sent the first pictures of Mars, lovingly known as the Red Planet.

ISRO scientists presented those first pictures to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Team of scientists led by Isro Chairman K Radhakrishnan and Isro Scientific Secretary V Koteswara Rao personally handed over the pictures to PM Modi in Delhi.

PM Modi tweeted “A team of @Isro scientists presented the 1st pictures from #Mangalyaan today morning. @Isro,”. Prior to that ISRO posted the first picture of Mars sent by MOM spacescraft on its twitter handle with a tweet “1st image of Mars, from a height of 7300 km; with 376m spatial resolution. MT @MarsOrbiter The view is nice up here,”