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.
About the Image
|Release date:||20 May 1997, 19:00|
|Size:||3000 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet|
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|410 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|673 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|