Sunday, 9 February 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Monday 10th February 2014

On This Day
February 10th 1974 Mars 4 spacecraft passes Mars





Launched in July 1973 Mars 4 was a Russian space craft designed to enter orbit and study Mars unfortunately the failure of 2 on-board computers meant that Mars 4 only flew by Mars rather than entering into orbit. This meant that  only a small amount of data was transmitted back to Earth.

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