“MOM In Mars” Huge On Twitter

“MOM In Mars” Huge On Twitter

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A day after India launched the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) released the first images taken of the red planet using its onboard Mars Color Camera. According to ISRO this is the ‘Firt light. ISRO Mars Orbiter captures its first image of Mars, taken from a height of 7300 kilometers, with 376 meter spatial resolution.’ A comment, ‘The view is nice up here’, accompanied the image which was also released on ISRO’s Twitter handle.

The first tweet by ISRO’s Mars Orbiter was in the early hours of Wednesday, soon after entering Mars Orbit, saying, “What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit?’

The twitter handle of ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has already gained more than 100,000 followers despite just these few tweets. It’s profile description draws the attention “India’s first mission to Mars. Orbiting the Red Planet since Sep 24th, 2014. Explorer. Loves science, photography and long cruises.