Mars oppositions Solar System diagram

Mars is hurtling toward Earth at a rate of 22,000 miles an hour (36,000 kilometers an hour)! Not to worry. The two planets are just setting the stage for their closest encounter in recorded human history. On August 27, 2003, the third and fourth planets from the Sun will be within 35 million miles (56 million kilometers) of each other.

Credit:

Credit: NASA/ESA and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0322b
Type:Planetary
Release date:27 August 2003, 12:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
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Ultraviolet
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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