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Viking Orbiter map of Mars (1975)

Viking Orbiter map of Mars (1975)

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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.

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Original image data dated on or about December 31, 1975

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