Spacecraft photographs Mars – level 3

09-10-2014 15:00

India’s first spacecraft to visit Mars has beamed home this incredible photo of the red planet, a view that reveals the planet from pole to pole.

The new photo from India’s Mangalyaan probe was unveiled on Monday by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Officials from the organisation wrote, “Something’s brewing here!” in a Twitter post for the Mars orbiter, as a huge dust storm was said to be blanketing part of the planet’s northern region.

The spacecraft used its Mars Colour Camera to capture the stunning picture from a distance of 46,292 miles (74,500 km) above the planet on Sunday.

It’s the third and best view of Mars from the spacecraft since it arrived in orbit around the planet last week.

Mangalyaan is the centrepiece of India’s 74-million dollar mission, which launched towards the red planet in November 2013 and arrived in orbit last month.

The mission is expected to last between 6 and 10 months.

Difficult words: beam (send), probe (unmanned spacecraft which explores), unveil (to show publicly for the first time), huge (very big), stunning (amazing).



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