PIA02980: Atlantis Region on Mars - Mariner 4
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4) 
 Spacecraft:  Mariner 4
 Product Size:  479 x 450 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P5077
 Addition Date:  2000-11-04
 Primary Data Set:  MARINER64_PAGE
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02980.tif (180.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02980.jpg (43.25 kB)

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Eleventh picture of Mars from Mariner 4 (in "raw" state) taken through the green filter from 7800 miles away showing a crater 75 miles in diameter in the Atlantis region.

Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to get a close look at Mars. Flying as close as 9,846 kilometers (6,118 miles), Mariner 4 revealed Mars to have a cratered, rust-colored surface, with signs on some parts of the planet that liquid water had once etched its way into the soil.

Mariner 4 was launched on November 28, 1964 and arrived at Mars on July 14, 1965.

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