The picture was taken July 1, 2020, when the craft was approximately 7200 kilometers from Mars and 4200 kilometers from Phobos. “Spatial image resolution is 210 m. This is a composite image generated from the six MCC cadres using color correction,” — said in ISRO.

According to the ISRO, on the surface of Phobos visible trace of the strongest impact crater Stickney. In addition to his visible and other craters of Phobos — Shklovsky, Rosh and Grildrig. The uneven shape of the satellite allows some scientists to assume that it’s just the asteroid that somehow has appeared in orbit of Mars.

The mission was originally designed for 6 months, but subsequently, ISRO said that in the tanks of the machine enough fuel so he could fly around Mars for many years.

Mars Orbiter has five scientific instruments, among which the alpha-Lyman photometer (LAP), methane sensor for the study of the atmosphere of Mars, Mars colour camera (MCC) and a spectrometer for the visible and near-infrared radiation (CRISM).