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Title
Martian Landscape Dune Field
Date Created and/or Issued
1976-08-04T07:00:00Z
Publication Information
Chapman University Digital Commons
Contributing Institution
Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Collection
UPI – Miscellaneous
Rights Information
copyrighted
UPI retains the copyright on all photographs. Permission to use photographs must be obtained from United Press International.
Description
This spectacular picture of the Martian landscape shows a dune field with features remarkably similar to many seen in the deserts of earth such as in Death Valley and near Yuma, Arizona. The picture was taken by Viking lander #1 on 8/3 and covers a 100 degree angle. the picture is looking due east with the left side being northeast and the right side southeast. The sharp dune crests indicate the most recent wind storms capable of moving sand and the small deposits downwind of the rocks indicate the wind direction. The meteorology boom which supoosts Viking's weather station cuts through the center of the photo.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/upi_misc/48
Subject
UPI
United Press International
Photography
United States History
Source
UPI – Miscellaneous

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