Martian Dune Field
March 27, 2003
This spectacular picture of the Martian landscape by the Viking 1 Lander shows a dune field with features remarkably similar to many seen in the deserts of Earth. The dramatic early morning lighting - 7:30 a.m. local Mars time--reveals subtle details and shading.
Topics: Mars, Astronomy, Space exploration, Environment, Viking 1, Viking program, Dune, Martian, Spacecraft