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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P5077
Addition Date: 2000-11-04
Primary Data Set: MARINER64_PAGE
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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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