Mars at Opposition 1995 (Syrtis Major Region)
Copyright: Philip James (University of Toledo), Steven Lee (University of Colorado), NASA
This Hubble Space Telescope view of the planet Mars is the clearest picture ever taken from Earth, surpassed only by close-up shots sent back by visiting space probes. The picture was taken on February 25, 1995, when Mars was at a distance of approximately 65 million miles (103 million km) from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019