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Emily LakdawallaJune 23, 2010

Sunrise on Mars

What with the Hayabusa excitement and all, I haven't been posting nearly enough pretty pictures lately. Here is a photo crafted from data that are nearly as old as I am, showing a beautiful sunrise on Mars. Ricardo Nunes, who processed these images, has a whole page full of beautifully colored Viking Lander shots.

Sunrise at the Viking 1 lander site

NASA / JPL-Caltech / color composites by Ricardo Nunes

Sunrise at the Viking 1 lander site
Viking 1 Lander watched the sun rise over Mars on August 8, 1977.

Read more: pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars

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Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society
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