Both the Viking 1 and Viking 2 Orbiters collected years of high-resolution imagery and scientific data about Mars and its moons.
On July 20, 1976, NASA's Viking 1 Lander touched down to take its first picture of the dusty, rocky surface of Mars. It relayed the historic image back to Earth and began years of data collection. The Viking 2 Lander followed on September 3, 1976. Both blazed the trail to Mars and we have returned many times to the Red Planet since.
Enjoy this retro-style artwork which commemorates the 40th anniversary of NASA's Viking 1 and 2 missions to Mars!
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Image Credits: NASA