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Viking Orbiter 1 - Valles Marineris

Viking Orbiter 1 - Valles Marineris

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NASA / JPL / USGS / Justin Cowart

Viking Orbiter 1 - Valles Marineris
Color image of a cloudy afternoon over the Valles Marineris canyon system, taken by Viking Orbiter 1 during its 701st orbit of Mars, on September 29, 1979. This image was constructed using pairs of red and violet filter images that were taken by the spacecraft, with the green channel of this image formed by a 40/60 blend of the two images, respectively.

Original image in PNG format here.

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: Justin Cowart

Original image data dated on or about September 29, 1979

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