Hubble's visual history of Mars

Esahubble_opo0534e_500

esahubble_opo0534e November 3rd, 2005

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Mars
Subject - Solar System
Planet » Type » Terrestrial
Esahubble_opo0534e_1280
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ID
opo0534e
Subject Category
A.1.1.1  
Subject Name
Mars
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA )
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 2400.0
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
opo0534e
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T17:22:25.923067
Metadata Version
1.1
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