Four Views of Mars In Northern Summer

Four faces of Mars as seen on March 30, 1997 are presented in this montage of the Hubble Space Telescope images. Proceeding in the order upper-left, upper-right, lower-left, lower-right, Mars has rotated about ninety degrees between each successive time step. For example the Tharsis volcanoes, which are seen (between 7:30 and 9 o'clock positions) in mid-morning in the upper-right view, are seen near the late afternoon edge of the planet (about 3 o'clock position) in the lower-left image. All of these colour images are composed of individual red (673 nanometers), green (502 nm), and blue (410 nm) Planetary Camera exposures.

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:opo9715c
Type:Collage
Release date:20 May 1997, 19:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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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