Mars Kicks Up the Dust as it Makes Closest Approach to Earth

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope snapped this picture of Mars on October 28, within a day of its closest approach to Earth on the night of October 29. Hubble astronomers were also excited to have captured a regional dust storm on Mars that has been growing and evolving over the past few weeks.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University) and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0534a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 November 2005, 15:00
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
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250 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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