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Viking 2 approaches Mars

Viking 2 approaches Mars

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NASA / JPL / color composites by Emily Lakdawalla

Viking 2 approaches Mars
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.

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Original image data dated on or about August 6, 1976

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