The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Viking 2 approaches Mars
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars, global views
As Viking Orbiter 2 approached to orbit Mars on August 6, 1976, it snapped many images of Mars' approaching crescent, the first such images ever taken of the red planet.
NASA / JPL / color composites by Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about August 6, 1976.
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