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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).

Distence from the Earth:

At the December 18, 2007 closest approach, Mars was 55 million miles (88 million kilometers) from Earth.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from the HST proposal 11361: K. Noll (Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University), M. Wolff (Space Science Institute), H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Filters:

F410M (410 nm), F502N (502 nm), and F673N (673 nm)

Exposure Date:

December, 2007

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

December 18, 2007

Orientation/Scale:

compass file