Images: On a path to Mars

Images: On a path to Mars

Summary: The Mars Global Surveyor should reach the Red Planet in about seven months. It will scan the surface for water.

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  • Chasma Boreale

    The Chasma Boreale is a trough in the north polar cap area. The spring photo shows dark sand emerging from bright frost from the winter.

  • Viking 1

    Mars exploration has come a long way in a short time. This is the first photograph sent back from the surface of Mars by the Viking 1 lander on July 20, 1976.

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