The Surface of Mars: The View from the Viking 1 Lander

  title={The Surface of Mars: The View from the Viking 1 Lander},
  author={T. A. Mutch and A. Binder and F. O. Huck and E. Levinthal and S. Liebes and E. C. Morris and W. Patterson and J. Pollack and C. Sagan and G. R. Taylor},
  pages={791 - 801}
The first photographs ever returned from the surface of Mars were obtained by two facsimile cameras aboard the Viking 1 lander, including black-and-white and color, 0.12� and 0.04� resolution, and monoscopic and stereoscopic images. The surface, on the western slopes of Chtyse Planitia, is a boulder-strewn deeply reddish desert, with distant eminences—some of which may be the rims of impact craters—surmounted by a pink sky. Both impact and aeolian processes are evident. After dissipation of a… Expand

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