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Mars: The Viking discoveriesAn overview of the Viking Mars probe is presented. The Viking spacecraft is described and a brief history of the earlier observations and exploration of Mars is provided. A number of the Viking photographs of the Martian surface are presented and a discussion of the experiments Viking performed including a confirmation of the general theory of relativity are reported. Martian surface chemistry is discussed and experiments to study the weather on Mars are reported.
Document ID
19800009678
Document Type
Other - NASA Educational Publication (EP)
Authors
French, B. M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1977
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-EP-146
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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