Stargazer October 31 - November 6, 2016: NASA Mars Viking Mission 40 Years Later

Oct 31, 2016

Credit courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

 

An image from the landscape of Mars taken July 23, 1976 by NASA's Mars mission Viking 1.
Credit NASA/JPL

This week on Stargazer, we’ll hear about what to look for in our dark island skies as well about how a 1976 mission to Mars has resurfaced in the news as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Sunset on Mars August 21, 1976, as photographed by the NASA Viking 1 spacecraft.
Credit NASA/JPL