The first image of Mars was sent home in the UAE’s ‘Hope’ investigation

The first image of Mars was sent home in the UAE’s ‘Hope’ investigation

DUBAI: The UAE’s “Hope” probe has returned its first image of Mars, the National Space Agency said on Sunday, just days after the spacecraft successfully entered Red Planet orbit.
The image captured “Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising in early morning sunlight,” the statement said.
The image was taken Wednesday at an altitude of 24,700 kilometers (15,300 miles) above Martian surface, a day after the orbit entered Mars, a statement said.
The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a colorful photo on Twitter.
“The first image of Mars obtained by Arab investigators for the first time in history,” he wrote.
The mission is designed to reveal the secrets of the Martian climate, but the UAE also wants to create a movement for the region’s youth.
It is hoped that this month will be the first of three spacecraft to reach the Red Planet, when China and the United States also took advantage of a period to launch missions in July. Earth And Mars is the closest.
The UAE’s plan is also set to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s alliance of seven emirates.
“Hope” will orbit the Red Planet for at least one Mars year, or 687 days, using three scientific instruments to monitor the Martian atmosphere.
It is expected that with the data available for scientists to study around the world in September 2021, more information will begin to be transmitted to Earth in September 2021.

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