Comparison View of Mars Cloud Cover

These colour and black and white pictures of Mars were taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope just two weeks after Earth made it's closest approach to the Red Planet during the 1997 opposition. When the Hubble pictures were taken Mars was at a distance of 62 million miles (100 million kilometers) and the resolution at the center of the disk is 13.5 miles/pixel (22 kilometers/pixel).

Both images were made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.

Credit:

Phil James (Univ. Toledo), Todd Clancy (Space Science Inst., Boulder, CO), Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9715a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 May 1997, 19:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
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Colours & filters

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

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