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Mars from Mariner 9: Approach Animation

NASA / JPL / Daniel Macháček

Mars from Mariner 9: Approach Animation
At the time of Mariner 9's arrival at Mars, the planet was shrouded in a planet wide dust storm. The giant volcanoes of Tharsis, including Nix Olympica/Olympus Mons poke their calderas above the dust.

Composed of 40 original images in the range 01466557-01595917, artificially colorized and tweened

Original image data dated on or about November 12, 1971

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