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Title -  First Image of the Surface of Mars


Description -  This image is the first photograph ever taken from the surface of Mars. It was taken by the Viking 1 lander shortly after it touched down on Mars on July 20, 1976. Part of footpad #2 can be seen in the lower right corner, with sand and dust in the center of it, probably deposited during landing. The next day, color photographs were also taken on the Martian surface. The primary objectives of the Viking missions, which was composed of two spacecraft, were to obtain high-resolution images of the Martian surface, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface, and search for evidence of life on Mars.


Description Source -  NASA


Year -  1976

First Image Taken of the Surface of Planet Mars, 1976 - Viking 1

SKU: NAS-0097
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