Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mars from Mariner 9: Approach Animation

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At the time of Mariner 9's arrival at Mars, the planet was shrouded in a planet wide dust storm. The giant volcanoes of Tharsis, including Nix Olympica/Olympus Mons poke their calderas above the dust.

Composed of 40 original images in the range 01466557-01595917, artificially colorized and tweened