Hubble's visual history of Mars

The orbits of the planets Earth and Mars provide a geometric line up that is out of this world! Every 26 months Mars is opposite the Sun in our nighttime sky. Since the repair of the Hubble telescope in 1993, Mars has been at such an "opposition" with the Sun six times. A colour composite from each of the six Hubble opposition observations has been assembled in this mosaic to showcase the beauty and splendor that is "The Red Planet."


NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA


About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:3 November 2005, 15:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Terrestrial
Category:Solar System

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