Mars dust storm: June 26, 2001 (WFPC2, unannotated)

Esahubble_opo0534c_500

esahubble_opo0534c November 3rd, 2005

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

Hubble images of the Sinus Meridiani region taken on October 28, 2005 show evidence of a regional dust storm. A comparable Hubble image taken on June 26, 2001 of the same region shows a storm-free environment. The dust storm, which is about 930 miles (1500 km) long, is about the size of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico combined. Ground-based amateur telescopes have been watching the storm grow and evolve.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Mars
Subject - Solar System
Planet

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (R) 631.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 502.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (B) 410.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_opo0534c_1280
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ID
opo0534c
Subject Category
A.1  
Subject Name
Mars
Credits
NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University) and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
N/A
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, V, B
Central Wavelength
631, 502, 410
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
1403.0, 1780.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0534c
Metadata Date
2005-11-01T17:14:23-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.