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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

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Mariner 6 approaches Mars: 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

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 31, 1969

 

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Comments:

Michael Lytle: 09/04/2013 11:31 CDT

to fast, slow it down a bit!

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