A day after entering Mar’s orbit, United Arab Emirate’s Hope Probe has sent its first photograph of the red planet. Olympus Mons, the largest-known volcano of our solar system, was seen in the image sent o Earth last week.
The photo captured by the probe shows the volcano at sunrise. It was taken about 25,000km above the surface of red planet.
The photo posted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE prime minister and Dubai’s ruler on twitter shows three other volcanoes, apart from the Olympus Mons volcano – Arsia Mons, Ascraeus Mons and Pavonis Mons.
Using scientific instruments onboard, Hope aims to study the weather patterns on the planet. Among the three Mars probes Hope probe is the last to enter the neighbouring planet’s orbit availing the period when it is the closest to Earth.