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Comparison View of Mars Cloud Cover

Comparison View of Mars Cloud Cover


Depicts: Mars
Copyright: Phil James (Univ. Toledo), Todd Clancy (Space Science Inst., Boulder, CO), Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), and NASA

These color and black and white pictures of Mars were taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope just two weeks after Earth made it's closest approach to the Red Planet during the 1997 opposition. When the Hubble pictures were taken Mars was at a distance of 62 million miles (100 million kilometers) and the resolution at the center of the disk is 13.5 miles/pixel (22 kilometers/pixel).

Both images were made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:14 UT

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