ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission was launched on November 5, 2013 keeping in view the Mars Opposition event of year 2014.
A CNN video screengrab of the planet Mars.
It will grow fainter in the sky by mid-August as the two planets move further from each other. At that time, the gap between the two planets was greater than it will be tomorrow.
On Tuesday, Mars will be closest it can get to Earth.
Speaking of the five teams' success, Monsi Roman, programme manager for the competition, said: "They are not just designing structures, they are designing habitats that will allow our space explorers to live and work on other planets".
In the 1898 science fiction novel War of the Worlds, the invading Martian forces bring a red weed with them that begins to kill off Earth's plant life to make the planet habitable for the Martians. The Earth will have the Red Planet and the Sun on either side, with the three celestial bodies in a straight line.
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In 2003, Mars and Earth were at their closest in almost 60,000 years, coming within 34.6 million miles of each other. NASA said that the planets won't be rubbing shoulders that closely again until 2287.
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This phenomenon is expected to occur next in 2034. This year's opposition took place during the total lunar eclipse and blood moon, making the red planet appear dim.
You should be able to see Mars with your own eyes this morning - weather permitting of course - until around 9am GMT.
A massive dust storm recently engulfed Mars, obscuring surface details normally visible through telescopes.
"Global dust storms - lasting for weeks or months - tend to happen during the spring and summer in the southern hemisphere, when Mars is closest to the Sun and heating is at a maximum to generate winds".
But the dream is still alive, and NASA is preparing for the eventual colonising of the Red Planet with the revealing of five 3D-printed habitat designs that could one day be used by astronauts.
If you want to watch online Mars closest to Earth, you can also view the phenomenon on a YouTube live stream.
The next close approach, meanwhile, in 2020, will be 62 million kilometres, according to NASA.