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High Resolution Image From Viking Lander 1

NASA/JPL1996-12-12

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NASA's Viking 1 took this high-resolution picture today, its third day on Mars. Distance from the camera to the nearfield (bottom) is about 4 meters (13 feet); to the horizon, about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles). The photo shows numerous angular blocks ranging in size from a few centimeters to several meters. The surface between the blocks is composed of fine-grained material. Accumulation of some fine-grained material behind blocks indicates wind deposition of dust and sand downwind of obstacles. The large block on the horizon is about 4 meters (13 feet) wide. Distance across the horizon is about 34 meters (110 feet).

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00385

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  • Title: High Resolution Image From Viking Lander 1
  • Creator: NASA/JPL
  • Date Created: 1996-12-12
  • Rights: JPL

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