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India's Mars mission

Discussion in 'Education & Research' started by layman, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    Mushroom cloud on Mars captured by Mars Orbiter Mission
    Sunday, 8 March 2015 - 2:01pm IST Updated: Sunday, 8 March 2015 - 1:20pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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    Mushroom cloud captured by Mars Orbiter Mission. Image Credit: ISRO

    The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 5, 2014 has spotted a mushroom cloud on the surface of the red planet.

    Images taken by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard show the mysterious cloud with great clarity. The cloud is situated above the VallesMarinerisCanyon. Its distinct mushroom shape andclose-up views, depict what seems to be a large crater formed underneath the cloud.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Close-up of grandest canyon of all: Valles Marineris. <a href="ISRO's Mars Orbiter on Twitter: "Close-up of grandest canyon of all: Valles Marineris. http://t.co/Sn4Kc2svfv"">pic.twitter.com/Sn4Kc2svfv</a></p>&mdash; ISRO&#39;s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) <a href="">March 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    The discovery has erupted plenty of questions and theories about the cause of the mushroom cloud.

    One of the causes that have been ruled out is that the recent discovery of methane found by Curiosity Rover could not be the origin. The amounts found on Mars are too minor to cause an explosion and crates as seen in Siberia. What has also been ruled out is surface wind, which is rare on the planet as the cloud does not depict a windy swirl.

    There is also the speculation of it being a nuclear cloud. In a recent book, Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre by Dr John Brandenburg, he states “high concentration” of Xenon-129 in the Martian atmosphere and uranium and thorium on the surface are remnants of a nuclear explosion by an alien invader that wiped out two ancient Martian civilizations. The discovery calls into question if the cloud exploded from an old bomb from a war.

    Read: 20% of Mars' surface was likely water 4.5 billion years ago

    One of the more plausible explanations put forth, is when comet Siding Springwhich passed extremely close to Mars on October 19, 2014, might have caused the explosion. According to the Inquisitr, NASA cut off live feed while the comet was passing by Mars as a way to cover-up the event. Conspiracy theorists claim, NASA knew that the explosion would occur caused by the comet, added the Inquisitr.

    It is possible MOM captured the explosion as it occurred.



    Watch: Comet Siding Spring: A Close Encounter with Mars


    Concrete answer by NASA or ISRO have not yet been released as to the the actual origin of the fascinating mushroom cloud on the red planet.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/rep...mars-captured-by-mars-orbiter-mission-2066959

    @Marqueur @layman @sangos @vstol jockey There's quite a little storm on the internet about this.
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    @Gessler looks like a meteor strike
     
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    Cloud or canyon? The contours of the canyons which formed the ‘mushroom cloud’ effect can be seen at the left of the Valles Marineris canyon in this image. Source: NASASource: Supplied

    As usual, it seems to be a trick of the light.

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    This cloud is nearly vertical which means an explosion and not collision by a space rock. the rock from space wud have created a sideways crater and a cloud which wud seem to be dragging in the direction of the motion of the rock at the time of impact.
     
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  7. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Amateur astronomer photos show multiple high plumes. With multiple sats in orbit am sure big rocks hitting Mars would have been detected, which is not the case. Well NASA, ESA & ISRO need to put their heads together with all the combined data. If its methane then could be something enormous lurking inside Mars:devilwork:

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    A previous picture of Mars by NASA seems to show a similar design as the cloud -

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    Mangalyaan mission ends March 24, but spacecraft will remain operational


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    This Image of Arsia Mons region was taken by Mars color camera on board Mangalyaan. (Isro Photo)
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    Mangalyaan — the country's first spacecraft to Mars — will complete its six-month mission next week on March 24, but will remain operational even after its assignment duration expires.

    Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairman Dr Kiran Kumar told HT the mission would technically end next week. "The spacecraft will remain operational even after that as there is no fuel constraint. This will help us delve deeper into the seasons and climate on Mars. We have been able to capture some beautiful images of Mars and have got ample data. Analysis of the data is being done and once this is final, it will be made public," Kumar said.

    On September 24 last year, India created history by becoming the first country to succeed on its first Mars mission when the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) slipped into the orbit of the Red Planet after a few nail-biting moments.

    The country joined the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers with the MOM. The five payloads on the spacecraft were scheduled to carry out experiments for six months.

    The Isro chief said a lot would depend on the blackout period for Mars in June. "The next challenge for the spacecraft will be in June next year when all three - Mars, Earth and Sun-will be in one line. There will be no communication (blackout period) with the spacecraft for nearly 14 days."

    The blackout would be experienced between June 8 and 22 as the Sun would come between Earth and Mars. During the blackout period, the spacecraft would be in fully autonomous mode and no data would be transmitted to or from it.

    Isro is planning the launch of the fourth out of seven in the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) series of satellites after IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B and IRNSS-IC. The satellite would provide navigational services. The launch, earlier planned for March 9, had to be postponed after it was found that one of the telemetry transmitters was not working properly.

    Mangalyaan mission ends March 24, but spacecraft will remain operational
     
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    India's Mars mission may last "many years": ISRO chief Kiran Kumar

    BENGALURU: The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is in a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period has enough fuel for it to last "many years", Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kiran Kumar said today.

    "....now it will be surviving for many years," Kumar told reporters here on the sidelines of Indian Institute of Science Alumni Global Conference 2015 'Science for Society' here.

    He said, "still about 45 kg of fuel is left; ...we are hardly ..

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    India's Mars mission may last "many years": ISRO chief Kiran Kumar - The Economic Times
     
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    Juventae Fons and Baetis Chasma - Terrains on planet Mars[​IMG]
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    ISRO realignes orbit of iconic Mangalyaan, Here’s why[​IMG]
     
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