Viking lander Panorama of Martian surface, craft and flag decal visible
Lot 140
VIKING I LANDER. Panorama of Chryse Planitia, July 23, 1976,
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VIKING I LANDER.
Panorama of Chryse Planitia, July 23, 1976, gelatin silver print on textured paper, laid over board, image 220 x 970 mm, sheet 380 x 1010 mm, framed.

This image was taken three days after Viking I landed. The meteorology boom is at the center of the image and to the left is the support for the high-gain dish antenna. The dark rock at the center of the frame, nicknamed "Big Joe," is about 3 meters across and 8 meters from the Lander.
Exhibited: Cosmos: from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, March 25 to July 23, 2000.
Illustrated: Clair p 243.
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