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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Viking Orbiter map of Mars (1975)

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, NASA Mars missions before 1996

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Viking Orbiter map of Mars (1975) The twin Viking Orbiters captured more than 50,000 individual images of Mars, producing a global atlas of the red planet at a variety of resolutions. Although the high-resolution data was supplanted by Mars Global Surveyor's in the late 1990s, the Viking global map remained the best available to researchers for nearly three decades.

NASA / JPL / USGS / Phil Stooke

Original image data dated on or about December 31, 1975.

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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: Phil Stooke

 

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