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Mars at Opposition

Mars at Opposition


Depicts: Mars
Acidalia
Tharsis
Elysium
Syrtis Major

Copyright: Steve Lee (University of Colorado), Jim Bell (Cornell University), Mike Wolff (Space Science Institute), and NASA

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA is releasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder landing. The lander and its rover, Sojourner, touched down on the Red Planet's rolling hills on July 4, 1997, embarking on an historic three-month mission to gather information on the planet's atmosphere, climate, and geology.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
26-Sep-2023 11:56 UT

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