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Mars Observer's approaching view of Mars

Mars Observer's approaching view of Mars

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Mars Observer's approaching view of Mars
Mars Observer vanished just days before it was to enter orbit. This is one of two shots of Mars it took in August 1993, a month before its planned arrival. The original was grayscale; Ted Stryk has colorized it using ground-based images.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 1, 1993

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