India’s Mars satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ sends first images

I am very impressed with India’s foray into exploration of our solar system. It is, indeed, historic.

India’s space agency has released its first picture of Mars, taken by its satellite which entered orbit around the Red Planet on Wednesday.

It is the first time a maiden voyage to Mars has entered orbit successfully and it is the cheapest. Nasa’s latest Maven mission cost almost 10 times as much.