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About this Object

Object Name:

Mars

Object Description:

Planet

Distance from
the Sun:

The semi-major axis of Mars' orbit about the sun is 1.52 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or 142 million miles (228 million km).

Distance from
the Earth:

At the 2005 closest approach, Mars was approximately 43 million miles (69 million kilometers) from Earth.
About the Data

Data Description:

This 2005 Mars image was created from HST proposal 10770: K. Noll (The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI), J. Bell (Cornell Univ.), M. Wolff (Space Science Inst.), H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, W. Januszewski, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and T. Royle (The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/HFC

Exposure Date:

October 28, 2005

Filters:

F250W (250nm), F502N (502 nm), F658N (658 nm)

F410M (410 nm), F502N (502 nm), and F631N (631 nm)

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

November 3, 2005

Orientation/Scale: