Viking 1 lander picture of Mars

Viking 1 lander picture of Mars

R260/0016 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 49.6MB

Downloadable file size: 5.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature B B C


Caption: Viking 1 Lander picture of the region of Mars known as Chryse Planitia, the plains of gold, where the spacecraft set down on 20th July 1976. This picture was taken on the 17th February 1977 to document deep-trenching activities. The trench (right of the boom) was dug to obtain samples of Martian soil from a debth of 30 centimetres (12 inches). The boom holds meterological sensors for the measurement of temperature, pressure & wind speed & direction. The large rock covered with the fine red dust of the Martian soil was named Big Joe. The sky above the Martian horizon has an orange/brown cast caused by the suspension of dust particles in the atmosphere.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: chryse planitia, exploration, mars, mars mission, plains of gold, planetary, research, space craft, spacecraft, viking, viking lander 1

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.