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First Photo Taken on Mars

 
 

First Photo Taken on Mars

Date: 20 Jul 1976
This is the first photograph ever taken on the surface of the planet Mars. It was obtained by Viking 1 just minutes after the spacecraft landed.

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Credit: NASA/JPL
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