Martian colours Provide Clues About Martian Water (Hubble NICMOS View)

A false-color picture taken in infrared light reveals features that cannot be seen in visible light. Hubble's unique infrared view pinpoints variations in the abundance and distribution of unknown water-bearing minerals on the planet.

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:opo9907c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 February 1999, 06:00
Size:160 x 160 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.45 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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


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