Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Dec 23 2011

Mars Photo of the Day - Dec 23 2011

Today's Image of Mars was taken from low orbit by the Viking I Orbiter in an attempt to help scientists get a better understanding of the atmosphere on Mars. Coincidentally the orbiter captured Galle Crater in its photo.

Galle Crater is often called the 'Smiley Face Crater' because it resembles a happy face icon. Galle Crater is 230km in diameter.

Clicking on this image will take you to another close up image of Galle Crater.


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