Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA )
The orbits of the planets Earth and Mars provide a geometric line up that is out of this world! Every 26 months Mars is opposite the Sun in our nighttime sky. Since the repair of the Hubble telescope in 1993, Mars has been at such an "opposition" with the Sun six times. A colour composite from each of the six Hubble opposition observations has been assembled in this mosaic to showcase the beauty and splendor that is "The Red Planet."
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534e/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...
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