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CLIP 9830

Pictures of the surface of Mars from Mariner 9

Pictures of the surface of Mars from Mariner 9
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Key Info
  • Pictures of the surface of Mars from Mariner 9
  • Duration: 03:03
  • Images taken from the surface of Mars by the Mariner 9 probe are seen in archive footage from 1971. Mariner 9 was the first probe to orbit Mars. The images show four giant volcanoes, a massive canyon called Valles Marineris, giant sand dunes and the two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Published as part of the Solar System website: bbc.co.uk/solarsystem/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Solar System

  • Keywords: Mariner, Mars, volcano, canyon, moon, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To illustrate the surface of Mars and begin a discussion of its geological history.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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