Mars: Closest Approach 2007

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 88 million kilometers away. This colour image was assembled from a series of exposures taken within 36 hours of the Mars closest approach with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Mars will be closest to Earth on December 18, at 11:45 p.m. Universal Time.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute, Boulder)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0745a
Type:Observation
Release date:18 December 2007, 16:00
Size:406 x 406 px

About the Object

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

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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