Crescent Mars, from Mars 3
amateur image processing,
Russian Mars missions
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.
Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk
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Original image data dated on or about February 28, 1972