Mariner 4 and Mars

Ma4-mosaic_1-2aOn 15 July, 1965, Mariner 4 flew by Mars and sent back the first 22 pictures of a planet other than Earth taken from a spacecraft. This mosaic was assembled from the first two images. 49 years later, we have high resolution images of the surface of Mars from multiple orbiters and robots roaming the surface.

Image Credit: NASA

Quote of the Day

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν,
θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας,
καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι,
ζωὴν χαρισάμενος
Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!

—Paschal Troparion