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

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