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Viking 1 approaches Mars

Viking 1 approaches Mars

NASA / JPL / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

Viking 1 approaches Mars
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.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

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