Mars near opposition 1995-2005: 1997

Esahubble_opo0534g_500

esahubble_opo0534g November 3rd, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this picture of Mars on October 28, within a day of its closest approach to Earth on the night of October 29. The large regional dust storm appears as the brighter, redder cloudy region in the middle of the planet's disk.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534g/

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) 763.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 554.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (B) 433.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_opo0534g_1280
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ID
opo0534g
Subject Category
A.1  
Subject Name
Mars
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0534g/
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
763, 554, 433
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
1600.0, 1600.0
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
opo0534g
Metadata Date
2005-11-01T15:50:44-05:00
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.