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Sunset on Mars photographed by Viking 2, 1976.


Sunset on Mars photographed by Viking 2, 1976.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


This picture contains little information but is most impresive visually. Viking 2 was launched on 9th September 1975 and landed in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars on 3rd September 1976, where it studied the Martian environment, soil constituents and searched for simple life forms - none were found.

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