The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Mariner 6 approaches Mars: "far-encounter" images
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars, global views, animation
As Mariner 6 approached for its Mars flyby, it captured 49 frames of the planet swelling in its forward view. The animation covers a 41-hour period before closest approach on July 29 to 31, 1969.
NASA / JPL / processed by Ted Stryk / animated by Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about July 31, 1969.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk : Emily Lakdawalla
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