Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Crescent Mars, from Mars 3

Crescent Mars, from Mars 3
Crescent Mars, from Mars 3 This photograph of a crescent Mars was captured by the Soviet Mars 3 spacecraft -- the same mission that dropped the first rover onto the Martian surface -- on February 28, 1972. A planet-wide dust storm was clearing to reveal surface features. For more on this image, visit Ted Stryk's website. Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk

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