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ISRO Releases Orbiter Picture of Red Planet’s Biggest Moon

Chennai: Indian area company on Friday launched a picture of Phobos, the closest and largest moon of Mars clicked on July 1 by the Mars Color Digicam onboard the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). In keeping with the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO), the picture was clicked by MOM when it was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.

Additional ISRO added, “Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard Mars Orbiter Mission has imaged Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars, on 1st July when MOM was about 7200 km from Mars and at 4200 km from Phobos. Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m. This is a composite image generated from 6 MCC frames and has been colour corrected.”

Phobos is basically believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites. The violent section that Phobos has encountered is seen within the massive part gouged out from a previous collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta. Stickney, the most important crater on Phobos together with the opposite craters (Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig) are additionally seen on this picture.

“Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m. This is a composite image generated from 6 MCC frames and has been colour corrected,” ISRO stated.

The ISRO stated Phobos is basically believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites.

“The violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta. Stickney, the largest crater on Phobos along with the other craters (Shklovsky, Roche and Grildrig) are also seen in this image,” ISRO stated.

The Rs 450 crore MOM was launched on Nov 5, 2013, from Indian rocket port at Sriharikota.

(IANS)

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