ISRO

Latest Picture From Mars Orbiter

This MCC picture portrays a large area of Mars covering almost 1800 km x 1800 km. MCC frames cover different extents according  to the altitude of the spacecraft. MCC frame captures 20 km x 20 km when MOM is in perigee and the entire Mars Disc  from altitudes 60,000 km onwards.

The major features with high (bright) and low (dark) albedo regions  are covered in this shot.  High albedo regions are those covered by fine dust layer which  are rich in ferrous oxide contents and the low ones represents bare rock basaltic regions.

This image is taken on Dec 11, 2015 at an altitude of 16,547 km and resolution of 827 m.