Mariner 9

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Mariner 9 was a NASA space probe that became the first artificial object to orbit a planet other than Earth. After a six-month journey, it arrived on Mars on 1971-Nov-14, narrowly beating the two Soviet probes (Mars 2 and Mars 3) by two weeks. It remained operational until 1972-Oct-27, and is predicted to crash onto the Red Planet by 2022

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