Mars near opposition 1995-2005: 1997

NASA's 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. The large regional dust storm appears as the brighter, redder cloudy region in the middle of the planet's disk.

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

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0534g
Type:Observation
Release date:3 November 2005, 15:00
Size:1600 x 1600 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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