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Taytay Crater - Image from Mars Color Camera
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 on 13th August 2015 at an altitude of 3419 km with a resolution of 170 m
http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-orbiter-mission/taytay-crater-image-mars-color-camera
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MCC image shows relatively smooth plains dotted with some craters and stepped mesas and knobs. This image is taken on August 24, 2015 by MCC at an altitude of 4282 m with a resolution of 222 m. It is located near the highland-lowland boundary scarp in a region called Nepenthes Mensae.

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http://economictimes.com/news/science/mars-mission-will-last-for-many-years-says-isro/articleshow/49051138.cms

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ENGALURU: As it prepares to celebrate the first anniversary of its spacecraft's tryst with Mars, ISRO today said the mission to the Red Planet will last for "many years" as there is not much of a "problem" and they have not had any failures so far.

"Mars (mission) is expected to last for many years now, because it has gone through solar conjunction also; so we don't see much of a problem," ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar told reporters here.

"We had planned it only for six months. Then we were not expecting so much fuel to remain after we completed our insertion activity," he said.

Pointing out that about 35kg of fuel was still left, he said, "There is still a lot of fuel... all other subsystems are working fine and so far we have not had any failures."

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RO will mark the first anniversary of Mars Orbit Insertion by releasing an atlas containing photos taken by the colour camera on board the spacecraft.

"Currently, on September 24, we will be releasing one of the atlases -- the on taking images of Mars Colour Camera and also some results from the Methane Sensor.... then, on November 5, we are bringing out a book, 'Fishing hamlet to Mars'," Kiran Kumar said.

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Methane sensor data to be released on Sep 24:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Isro-to-reveal-Mars-methane-secret-on-Thursday/articleshow/49069475.cms

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BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), whose successful Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft has put India on the global list of select countries will, on Thursday, release data from the methane sensor for Mars onboard MOM.

Data from the methane sensor is among the most anticipated data from MOM, which has four other payloads including the Mars Colour Camera (MCC), pictures taken by which have already been made public.

A positive finding is something the global scientific community will take note of. Just month before MOM's launch in November 2013, Michael Braukus a spokesperson of Nasa had told TOI: "We wish full success to MOM...We are interested in the mission data when Isro makes it available to the international science community."

A senior Isro official told TOI on Tuesday: "Thursday marks one year of MOM's insertion into the Martian orbit. We've received a lot of data but there is an embargo on revealing the details until its officially announced. The country will know on Thursday."

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MOM spacecraft completes a year in orbit.Congrats ISRO !
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Congrats ISRO!

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On the occasion of first anniversary of MOM, 20th Century Fox is conducting a special screening of Andy Weir's "The Martian" for ISRO scientists :)

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/hollywood/Special-screening-for-ISRO/articleshow/49082912.cms

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The film is set to release on October 2, however, a special screening is being held on September 24, for these scientists in Bangalore in Ahmedabad today, exactly a year since Mangalyaan began orbiting Mars.

"The Martian is far more realistic and screening it was our way of congratulating the scientists on the first anniversary of the Mars Orbiter Mission. India is the only country to get on Mars in its first attempt," says Sunder Kimatrai, EVP Asia Pacific, Twentieth Century Fox from his Australian office.

It was Sunder who reached out to Padma Shri awardee, Dr. Subbiah Arunan, known for his prominent role in the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

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Before The Martian opens, Matt Damon will appear in a video, congratulating ISRO on Mangalayaan first anniversary.

Enjoy guys! I'll be catching up with the movie on October 2 :)
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Enjoy guys! I'll be catching up with the movie on October 2 :)

In the movie ISRO is one of the participant in the Aries 3 mission.

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Apparently, SpaceX has set up its own space station, and the Hermes Spacecraft was a join project from NASA, the ESA, JAXA, ISRO and private interests.

http://io9.com/learn-all-about-the-ares-3-mission-from-the-martians-of-1731923028
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They released it!

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Celebrating one year of Mars Orbiter Mission in Orbit; Release of Mars Atlas

Mars Orbiter spacecraft marks one year of its life around the red planet today. After successfully completing one year of the mission life around Mars, now a large data set has been acquired by all five payloads of MOM. On this occasion Space Applications Centre, (ISRO), Ahmedabad has brought out a Mar Atlas which contains a compilation of images acquired by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) and results obtained by other payload results in a form of scientific atlas.

The images from MCC have provided unique information about Mars at varying spatial resolutions. It has obtained Mars Global data showing clouds, dust in atmosphere and surface albedo variations, when acquired from apoapsis at around 72000 km. On the other hand high resolution images acquired from periapsis show details of various morphological features on the surface of Mars. Some of these images have been showcased in this atlas. The images have been categorized depending upon the Martian surface and atmospheric processes.

Mars is one of the closest celestial objects to the Earth and it has attracted humans towards itself since the time immemorial. A large number of unmanned orbiters, landers and rovers have been launched to reach Mars since early 1960s. These missions had provided large amount of data on various scientific aspects of the Mars. The knowledge acquired by the analysis of these data, suggested enhanced possibility of the presence of life, on this now dry and dusty planet. India has joined the club of space faring nations to explore Mars by sending its first planetary mission called, Mars Orbiter Mission or popularly known as MOM. The MOM spacecraft was designed, built and launched in record period of less than two years. MOM carried five science instruments collecting data on surface geology, morphology, atmospheric processes, surface temperature and atmospheric escape process.

http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-orbiter-mission/celebrating-one-year-of-mars-orbiter-mission-orbit-release-of-mars

Edit:Having a bit trouble uploading pdf.
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I wonder if ISRO is going to make a raw data info database later on - as some planetary scientists noted, the unique high elliptical orbit MOM is in means that it can provide perspectives of Mars that cannot be seen from other orbiters.  ;)
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Edit:Having a bit trouble uploading pdf.

Attached the ISRO MOM Atlas.
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The knowledge acquired by the analysis of these data, suggested enhanced possibility of the presence of life, on this now dry and dusty planet.
Has there been any more said about their methane results than this enigmatic sentence?

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/mars-colour-camera-has-clicked-over-1000-images-so-far-sac-director/

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“The MCC was developed at SAC at the cost of about Rs 10 crore and has so far clicked 1020 images. Some of these images are part of the Mars Atlas,” said Tapan Misra, director of SAC while speaking to The Indian Express.

“The MCC which is onboard the Mars Orbiter can click eight images of Mars during one single orbit of the planet. One orbit however takes about over three days and it takes over six hours for one image to travel back to Earth,” Misra added.

Currently the Mars orbiter is placed in an elliptical orbit around the red planet and the camera onboard clicks pictures at different altitudes ranging from 400 to 70,000 kilometers.

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The knowledge acquired by the analysis of these data, suggested enhanced possibility of the presence of life, on this now dry and dusty planet.
Has there been any more said about their methane results than this enigmatic sentence?

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MOM has detected signals of the presence of methane on Mars” but scientific validation is still not complete for the results

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NATGEO Documentary

Mangalyaan: India's mission to mars

coming soon...

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The knowledge acquired by the analysis of these data, suggested enhanced possibility of the presence of life, on this now dry and dusty planet.
Has there been any more said about their methane results than this enigmatic sentence?

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MOM has detected signals of the presence of methane on Mars” but scientific validation is still not complete for the results

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Thanks, I found that yesterday but as it was an op-ed I didn't know how reliable a source it was.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Despite-many-firsts-Isro-mum-on-MOMs-findings/articleshow/49201506.cms

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SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU: While Nasa's claims of water streams on the Mars made headlines globally, it isn't that the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) hasn't found anything on the Red Planet.

However, the Indian space agency is mum on the findings for two major reasons: one, to allow the scientists who designed the payloads to make the first claim; and two, for some peer review on the findings to be completed.

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Answering a specific question after the launch of Astrosat, India's first astronomy satellite, on September 28, Isro chairman AS Kiran Kumar told TOI: "I cannot get into the specifics. I can, however, say there are several firsts that MOM has found. But it is only fair that the principal investigators (scientists who made the payloads) claim it first in scientific journals."

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http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mars-data-interesting-more-work-needed-on-it-isro-1226905

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"We have got interesting data from the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), but it needs lot more analysis, it needs to be validated by research," ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said.

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ISRO has extended till October 10 its "Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for India's research community for using data from MOM.

The AO is for using data from five payloads of MOM, Mars Colour Camera (MCC), Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIS), Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM), Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP) and Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA).

"We have made the entire data accessible to research community through the AO, we will also be looking forward to research community carrying out their independent research for all five instruments," he said.

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"On the prospect of finding presence of water in Mars, he said "with respect to water...our set of instruments do not have much scope...except the Mars spectrometer which is there."

"We are flying at an altitude of of minimum about 300 kilometres which is still far, in the end of operation we will take satellite to the surface of Mars or very close to it at that time we may get something different but otherwise the kind of instruments which we are carrying are still like baby steps in exploration compared to what Americans have done."

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http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mars-data-interesting-more-work-needed-on-it-isro-1226905

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"We are flying at an altitude of of minimum about 300 kilometres which is still far, in the end of operation we will take satellite to the surface of Mars or very close to it at that time we may get something different"

Do they really have plans to crash MOM on Mars at the end? Was the spacecraft sterilized to the necessary level before launch?

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http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mars-data-interesting-more-work-needed-on-it-isro-1226905

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"We are flying at an altitude of of minimum about 300 kilometres which is still far, in the end of operation we will take satellite to the surface of Mars or very close to it at that time we may get something different"

Do they really have plans to crash MOM on Mars at the end? Was the spacecraft sterilized to the necessary level before launch?

Hopefully they might be dissuaded from the crashing part.

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