As part of India’s Independence day speech, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that India has palnned it’s own ambitious mission to Mars. The Rs. 450 crore(80 Million USD) Mars Orbiter Mission is expected to be launched in November 2013 with a 25 kg scientific payload. This missions tentative scientific objective is studying the climate, geology, […]

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Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. The […]

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