Today Google is celebrating one month anniversary of Mangalyaan- the Mars Orbiter Mission of India with a Google doodle on its homepage.
Google puts up these doodles on its search page to mark different important anniversaries, birthdays and events. However, this Google doodle dedicated to The Indian Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan isn’t a global doodle, it’s created just for India.
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Manglayaan was launched last month by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota on November 5, 2013. The Indian Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan entered the Mars orbit successfully on 24 September. This event made India the only nation in the world to successfully launch a Mars mission in its first attempt. This launch was facilitated by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). At 4.5bn rupees ($74m), Mangalyaan is also one of the cheapest interplanetary space missions.
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In last one month, The Indian Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan has sent many pictures. Recently it sent pictures of the biggest moon of Mars- Phobos.
Did you see that? It moved! Oh, it’s just Phobos. https://t.co/vaY7w5JjW0
— ISRO’s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) October 14, 2014
The Indian Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan is carrying five scientific instruments – a camera, a radiometer, two spectrometers and a photometer. These instruments will be used for multiple purposes like studying the Martian surface and trying to find traces of Methane gas in atmosphere and beyond.
— ISRO’s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) October 3, 2014
With the launch of The Indian Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) became the fourth space organization to do so. The earlier international space agencies were National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US, Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) and European Space Agency. The Indian satellite joined four other missions that are circling the planet: Maven (US), Mars Odyssey (US), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (US) and Mars Express (Europe).
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