Mars Heading Towards Autumn as Mars Global Surveyor Begins Aerobraking

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope picture of Mars was taken on Sept. 12, one day after the arrival of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft and only five hours before the beginning of autumn in the Martian northern hemisphere.

Credit:

Phil James (Univ. Toledo) and Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9731a
Type:Collage
Release date:17 September 1997, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

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

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Optical Hubble Space Telescope
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