The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Viking 1 approaches Mars
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Viking 1 captured several images of a global Mars as it approached for its orbit insertion in 1976. This view includes Valles Marineris at center and the Argyre basin in the south.
NASA / JPL / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla
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