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Mission Mars : Some amazing facts of the Mission

modi_mars_centre_twitterPrime Minister of India, Narendra Modi seen congratulating ISRO scientists for successfully placing “Mangalyaan” in the Mars orbit today. (Photo Credit : ndtv.com)

SOME FACTS OF THE MISSION :

India is the first country to successfully send a Mars orbiter in it’s maiden attempt. and the first in Asia to reach the red planet.

India is the first country in the world to successfully enter the Mars orbit, after the Soviet Union, United States and Europe.

“The odds were stacked against us. Of the 51 missions, attempted across the world so far, a mere 21 had succeeded. But we have prevailed.”

Only NASA, the European Space Agency and the former USSR have been successful in their Mars missions. The first successful mission was by NASA’s Mariner 9 in 1971. The most recent failure was that of the Chinese Yinghuo-1 in 2011.

India now joins a small club of nations — the U.S., Russia and those in the European Space Agency – to have mastered interplanetary travel, giving it bragging rights over Asian rivals China and Japan whose attempts to get to Mars failed

The MOM or Mars Orbiter Mission was conceived, planned and implemented by ISRO on a shoestring budget of Rs. 450 crores or $ 67 mn, cheapest Mars Mission ever, which is less than the cost of Hollywood Movie “Gravity”.

 
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Posted by on 25/09/2014 in Science

 

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Left Brain Right Brain & the spinning Girl

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Take a look at the spinning girl. Do you see it spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise? I see it spinning counter-clockwise, but i was able to switch it in the other direction, its hard for many people. Give it a try.

The spinning girl is a form of the more general spinning silhouette illusion. The image is not objectively “spinning” in one direction or the other. It is a two-dimensional image that is simply shifting back and forth. But our brains did not evolve to interpret two-dimensional representations of the world but the actual three-dimensional world. So our visual processing assumes we are looking at a 3-D image and is uses clues to interpret it as such. Or, without adequate clues it may just arbitrarily decide a best fit – spinning clockwise or counterclockwise. And once this fit is chosen, the illusion is complete – we see a 3-D spinning image.

By looking around the image, focusing on the shadow or some other part, you may force your visual system to reconstruct the image and it may choose the opposite direction, and suddenly the image will spin in the opposite direction.

Source : Neurologica Blog

 
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Posted by on 04/02/2013 in Science

 

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UFO Over China



UFOs have always been a fascination for millions of people all over the world and now, it appears to be a ‘boom time’ for UFOs in China. In the eight such incident since June this year, yet another UFO was spotted over the Baotou airport in China’s Inner Mongolia province, forcing the authorities to shut down operations for more than one hour.

According to Shanxi News Net, it was near midnight on Sept. 22 as Gu and his friend were taking photos of the beautiful moonlight view of the ancient Pingyao City in north China’s Shanxi Province, when Gu noticed a bright spot in his photo. He first thought it was a star, but could not find a star in that position when he carefully looked back up into the sky. Enlarging the photo, Gu found the bright spot was a flat object with two flashlight-like beams behind it. Read more

Source : Yahoo India News
Watch the videos of two UFOs which were sighted over China this year, earlier to Sep 22,  2010.

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2010 in Mystery

 

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