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English: This picture was taken by the Viking Lander 1 on February 11, 1978 on Sol 556. The large rock just left of the center is about two meters wide. This rock was named "Big Joe" by the Viking scientists. The top of the rock is covered with red soil. Those portions of the rock not covered are similar in colour to basaltic rocks on Earth. Therefore, this may be a fragment of a lava flow that was ejected by an impact crater. The part of the Lander that is visible in the lower left is the cover of the nuclear power supply.
Magyar: Ezt a képet a Viking leszállóegység készítette az egyes számú kamerájával. A kép közepének baloldalán lévő nagy szikla 2 méter széles. Ezt a sziklát a Viking tudósai Nagy Joe-nak (Big Joe) nevezték el. A szikla teteje vörös talajjal borított. A sziklának az a része, amely nincs borítva, a földi bazalt sziklákhoz hasonló színű. Elképzelhető emiatt, hogy ez egy lávafolyás darabja, amely egy meteor-becsapódáskor repülhetett ide.
Date 2007-06-29; original photo was taken 1978-02-11.
Source Own work based on images in the NASA Viking image archive
Author "Roel van der Hoorn ( Van der Hoorn)"
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I used the original 11h016.blu, 11h016.grn and images from the NASA Viking image archive, converted them to .png, manually removed the noise and finally merged them into one image. Except for the conversion, this was all done in Adobe Photoshop CS2. The original files by NASA are in the public domain, and so is this new one.


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