Mars anotated: next view

Why does Mars have a rusty orange colour? The planet's surface is colored by iron oxide.

Credit:

Credit: NASA/ESA and Lisa Frattare (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0322h
Type:Chart
Release date:27 August 2003, 12:00
Size:2477 x 1917 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
• X - Illustration Images

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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