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DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mars 3 space probe on the surface of Mars, composite artwork. Mars 3 was part of a series of unmanned space probes launched by the Soviet Union in the 1970s. It was the first spacecraft to achieve a controlled landing on Mars' surface. The primary purpose of the Mars 3 mission was to study the topography and soil composition of Mars' surface.
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