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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Viking 1 view of Mars' southern hemisphere from Ascraeus Mons to the pole

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Viking 1 view of Mars' southern hemisphere from Ascraeus Mons to the pole Taken on October 14, 1979, a strip of Viking Orbiter 1 images covers Mars from Ascraeus Mons, near the equator, across the pits and fissures of Noctis Labyrinthus and Claritas Fossae, down to the cloudy southern pole. The original data consisted of red- and violet-filter images; a green channel was synthesized from these to fill out the color.

NASA / JPL / color composite by Daniel Macháček

Original image data dated on or about October 14, 1979.

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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: Daniel Macháček


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