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Crescent Mars, from Mars 3

Crescent Mars, from Mars 3

Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk

Crescent Mars, from Mars 3
This photograph of a crescent Mars was captured by the Soviet Mars 3 spacecraft -- the same mission that dropped the first rover onto the Martian surface -- on February 28, 1972. A planet-wide dust storm was clearing to reveal surface features. For more on this image, visit Ted Stryk's website.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk

Original image data dated on or about February 28, 1972

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