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Mariner 6 approaches Mars: "far-encounter" images

Mariner 6 approaches Mars:

NASA / JPL / processed by Ted Stryk / animated by Emily Lakdawalla

Mariner 6 approaches Mars: "far-encounter" images
As Mariner 6 approached for its Mars flyby, it captured 49 frames of the planet swelling in its forward view. The animation covers a 41-hour period before closest approach on July 29 to 31, 1969.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk : Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about July 31, 1969

Explore related images: BMSIL, pretty pictures, data art (was amateur image processing), Mars, full-globe view, Mariner 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, animation

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