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Mars Climate Orbiter MARCI Approach Image
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Mars Climate Orbiter MARCI Approach Image

March 19, 2003
This image is the first view of Mars taken by the Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO) MarsColor Imager (MARCI). It was acquired on 7 September 1999 at about 16:30 UTC(9:30 AM PDT), when the spacecraft was approximately 4.5 million kilometers (2.8million miles) from the planet.


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