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Martian landscape taken by one of the Viking spacecraft, 1976.

NASA

Martian landscape taken by one of the Viking spacecraft, 1976.
2 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 16cm

Description

The image shows a red rock-strewn terrain with a pink sky. Two Viking spacecraft were launched towards Mars in 1975, each carrying a lander spacecraft and an orbiter. Both succesfully landed their probes on Mars to study the Martian environment, soil constituents and to search for simple life forms - none were found.

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