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View of Mars

View of Mars

Date: 09 March 1997
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Mars viewed from the Hubble Space telescope.
Copyright: David Crisp and the WFPC2 Science Team (Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology), and NASA

The sharpest view of Mars ever taken from Earth to date was obtained by the recently refurbished NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This stunning portrait was taken with the HST Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC2) on 10 March 1997, just before Mars opposition, when the red planet made one of its closest passes to the Earth (about 60 million miles or 100 million km).

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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