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First picture from Mars 3 probe

First picture from Mars 3 probe

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RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

First image transmitted from Mars, taken by the Russian Mars 3 probe on the 2nd of December 1971. Mars 3 was an unmanned space probe from the Soviet Mars program that lasted from 1960 to 1973. This photograph is a partial image transmitted from Mars 3 that appears to show a horizon and sky. However, according to the Soviet Academy of Sciences, there is nothing identifiable at all in the photograph and its proper orientation is 90 degrees clockwise.

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