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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission successfully enters orbit

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India's Mars Orbiter Mission successfully enters orbit

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday successfully placed its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) into the orbit of the Red Planet, becoming the first country to successfully get a spacecraft into the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists for their hard work terming it as a proud moment for the country.

With the success of MOM also called Mangalyaan, India has joined the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers.

The mission plans to study the planet’s surface and scan its atmosphere for methane, which could provide evidence of some sort of life form.

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