Hope Probe's Mars mountain video wows Sheikh Hamdan
Video shows solar system's highest peak that's 3 times the height of Mount Everest.
The UAE's Hope Probe has captured the highest peak in the solar system in all its mighty glory.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a stunning video of the Olympus Mons on Tuesday.
"Olympus Mons… Highest peak in our solar system.. Almost three times the height of Mount Everest. Taken by Hope Probe at 13,000 km above Mars surface," he tweeted.
Olympus Mons… Highest peak in our solar system.. Almost three times the height of Mount Everest. Taken by Hope Probe at 13,000 km above Mars surface. pic.twitter.com/6FmG8SohZR— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) March 9, 2021
The Hope Mars Mission team revealed how the image was captured:
The EXI captured this high-resolution image of Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, from an altitude of 13,007 km.— Hope Mars Mission (@HopeMarsMission) March 9, 2021
The colour to the North, towards the top right of the image, is created from a composite of the red, green & blue EXI images!#HopeProbe pic.twitter.com/T9OXdQXOM9
Meanwhile, the first photo of Mars taken by the UAE's Hope Probe has topped the February list of best scientific images published by renowned science journal Nature.
The country made history exactly one month ago, when its spacecraft successfully entered Martian orbit on February 9.
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