MOM took some images of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) took some images of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars

  • ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Missions (MOM) has taken some images of Phobos, biggest and closest moon of Mars. on 1st July 2020, Mars Orbiter Mission took image from the distance of 7,200 km from Mars and just 4,200 km from Phobos.
  • The Taken image is a composite generated from a Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m. In the image, 4 craters such as Stickney, Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig can be seen easily. Stickney is one of the largest crater on Phobos.

About MOM :

  • MOM is also called as Mangalyaa. in the beginning, it was planned by ISRO to run for six months. however, it has enough fuel that can help to run it for many years.
  • MOM Mission was launched 24th Sept 2014. ISRO spent almost 450 Crore rupees on MOM.
  • The spacecraft MOM successfully launched in the orbit without any problem.

Mars Orbiter is having Five (5) scientific instruments they are :

  1. Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP).
  2. Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM).
  3. Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA).
  4. Mars Colour Camera (MCC).
  5. Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIS).

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