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12/10/1972 Poles of the red planet

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NASA JPL Mariner 9 Mars Exploration

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Mariner 9 Launches - 1971 | Today In History | 30 May 17

NASA probe Mariner 9 took pictures of the Mars North Pole. Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft which orbited another planet. Mariner spent on the orbit of mars 349 days. It took more than seven thousand pictures which covered 85% of Mars' surface. The probe found remnants of rivers and inactive vulcanoes.
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