Tag Archives: Mars Color Camera

Mars Orbiter Mission: northern hemisphere

This is a snapshot of Mars full disc captured from a distance of 55000 km. North Pole is clearly seen in this shot. This High Dynamic Range (HDR) image was generated out of multiple shots of same view bringing dark … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system which is present on planet Mars. The altitude of Olympus Mons is nearly three times the altitude of the largest peak on Earth, Mt.Everest. Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Sharonov Crater

Sharonov crater  is an impact crater of size 100 km located in Lunae Palus Quadrangle of Mars. Sharonov is located within the outflow channel system Kasei valles (Kasei mean Mars in Japanese language),  a giant system of canyons is Mare Acidalium and … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Arabia Terra

Mars Color Camera image taken October 22, 2015, at an altitude of 14,893 km with a resolution of 774 meters. Arabia Terra is a large upland region in the north of Mars located mostly in the Arabia quadrangle. It is densely cratered and heavily … Continue reading

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MOM: Shield volcano Tharsis Tholus

MCC image, taken on September 03, 2015 at an altitude of 6144 km with a resolution of 320 m,  shows  an intermediate sized shield volcano known as Tharsis Tholus. It is located in the eastern Tharsis region of the planet … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gusev Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 5, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Taytay Crater

Taytay Crater is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 0 .37° N and 19.65° W. It is 18.4 km in diameter and was named after Taytay Philippines. Mars colour camera has taken this image … Continue reading

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MOM: 3D portrayals of Ophir Chasma terrain

The image taken by Mars Colour Camera over Ophir Chasma,a canyon in the Coprates quadrangleof Mars at 4° south latitude and 72.5° west longitude.  The word chasma has been designated by the International Astronomical Union to refer to an elongate, steepsided depression. [More at link]

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Mars Orbiter Mission: AO for data from MCC, TIS, MSM, LAP, and MENCA instruments

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space (DOS), Government of India, announces an opportunity (AO) to carry out scientific research using data from Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). MOM is ISRO’s first interplanetary space probe dedicated for the Mars research. … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: First post-conjunction image

After MOM blackout, all the instruments are up and started acquiring data as usual. Mars Color Camera (MCC), the eye of MOM  continues to send beautiful images  of  Martian terrain. This image is pertaining to Sinus Sabaeus quadrangle of Mars, above Dawes  … Continue reading

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