ISRO releases picture of Comet Siding Spring taken by Mars Orbiter

November 12, 2014 10:16 AM

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ISRO releases picture of Comet Siding Spring taken by Mars Orbiter

Chennai: On a day when European Space Agency (ESA) is attempting to place a robot Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday released images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by its Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan' last month.

ISRO's Mars Orbiter had the opportunity to witness the Comet Siding Spring approach Mars on October 19, for which the spacecraft repositioned itself for its safety. After the comet passed by, @MarsOrbiter tweeted, "Phew! Experience of a lifetime. Watched the MarsComet SidingSpring whizzing past the ...

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