View Full Version : Hubble Snaps Closest Picture of Mars

2005-Sep-23, 07:24 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this beautiful picture of the Planet Mars when our two planets were only 56 million kilometres apart. The picture was actually assembled from a series of exposures taken between 2220-2312 GMT (6:20 - 7:12 pm EDT) - 11 hours before the moment of opposition. The picture shows many details on the planet's surface, including impact craters, clouds, and dust storms. The next opportunity for a picture like this will be in 26 months, when our two planets are reasonably close again.

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