The surface and the moons of Mars

This animation shows the rotation of Mars over the course of 42 minutes and is based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

While a host of Mars’s characteristic surface features are hidden by a planet-wide sandstorm, both the northern and southern polar ice caps are clearly visible.

The animation also shows the two tiny moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, orbiting the red planet.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and STScI

About the Video

Id:heic1814d
Release date:26 July 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1814
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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