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    The first-ever colour pictures of the planet Mars show a red desert scene clearly illuminated by sunlight.

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    The first-ever colour pictures of the planet Mars show a red desert scene clearly illuminated by sunlight. They were transmitted to Earth on Wednesday (21 July) from the unmanned United States Viking I space-craft which landed on the planet on Tuesday (20 July).

    SYNOPSIS: The pictures from Mars were received in three separate colours at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centre in Pasedena, California. First, the Martian landscape was red.. the horizon about three miles from the camera. The second image was shaded green. The third colour blue was blended into the picture. Then all three were mixed to produce the first, colour picture from the Martian surface. NASA scientist Dr. Thomas Mutch explained the pictures to reporters:

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    Film ID:
    VLVADN8WTTIKJOUGRK48H7CKKVZT8
    Media URN:
    VLVADN8WTTIKJOUGRK48H7CKKVZT8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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