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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mars from Mars Observer

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, global views, Mars

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Mars from Mars Observer Mars Observer took two sets of images of Mars 28 days before its intended orbit insertion. The spacecraft was lost on August 21, 1993. The photo has been colorized using ground-based data.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Ted Stryk

The entire Mars Observer camera data set -- five images -- is available at the Malin Space Science Systems website.

Original image data dated on or about July 27, 1993.

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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


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