Martian colours Provide Clues About Martian Water (Hubble NICMOS and WFPC2 Views)

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars taken in visible and infrared light detail a rich geologic history and provide further evidence for water-bearing minerals on the planet's surface.

Credit:

Jim Bell (Cornell University), Justin Maki (JPL), and Mike Wolff (Space Sciences Institute) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9907a
Type:Collage
Release date:25 February 1999, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 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
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.45 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Optical
R
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The false-colour image (on the right) includes data from the Viking Orbiter, shown in blue.


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