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About this Object

Object Name:

Mars

Object Description:

Planet

Distance:

On May 12, 2016, Mars was 0.53 astronomical unit (50 million miles or 80 million kilometers) away from Earth.

About the Data

Data Description:

Data were provided by the HST proposal 14499 taken by the Hubble Heritage Team: Z. Levay (PI), M. Mutchler, J. Mack, R. Avila, C. Christian, L. Frattare, J. Green, C. Martlin, S. Meyett, and S. Porter (STScI/AURA), K. Noll (NASA/GSFC), J. Bell (ASU), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute). Additional data processing support was provided by G. Bacon (STScI).

Instrument:

WFC3/UVIS

Filters:

F275W (275nm), F410M (410nm), F502N (502nm), and F673N (673nm)

Exposure Date:

May 12, 2016

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

May 19, 2016

Color:

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/UVIS instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F275W (275nm)

purple

F410M (410nm)

green

F502N (502nm)

red

F673N (673nm)

red

Scale: