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Mars in 3D, Movie Film


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)


This movie, on 16mm film, uses an analytic technique for stereo separation (the left eye and right eye film are printed through filters onto a single reel to give superimposed red and green images). It must be viewed with glasses that have red and green filters to allow each eye to see the correct image. The image is in black and white for the scenes which were black and white in the original material, and false color in the remaining scenes. The movie combines techniques, image processing, animation, and stereo movie technology. It includes some stereo scenes acquired by the Viking Orbiter cameras, shots taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory showing the operation of the Viking Lander spacecraft, and surface of Mars as viewed in three dimensions, at both Lander sites, by the Viking Lander cameras system. The running time for this movie is 23 minutes. A stereo sound track version of this movie that requires two projectors was made for special showings by JPL. That version is not available from NSSDC.

Alternate Names


    • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
    • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


    • 75-083A-01T

    Additional Information



    Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Prof. Elliot C. LevinthalGeneral ContactStanford University
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