Animation of difference in Mars orientation, 2016 and 2018

This video shows the difference in orientation of Mars between the 2016 and 2018 observations, and it also illustrates the obscuration by the dust storm enshrouding the planet in 2018. The opening image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on 12 May 2016, shows a clear atmosphere with summer in the northern hemisphere.

Three-dimensional models created from NASA’s Viking mission illustrate how the northern hemisphere was tilted away from Earth in 2018. The final image, taken by Hubble on 18 July 2018, shows a global dust storm, with spring in the southern hemisphere.

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NASA, ESA, and STScI

About the Video

Id:heic1814e
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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