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Mariner 6 approaches Mars: "far-encounter" images

Mariner 6 approaches Mars: "far-encounter" images
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. NASA / JPL / processed by Ted Stryk / animated by Emily Lakdawalla

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