File:Mars Hubble.jpg

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English: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took the picture of Mars on June 26, 2001, when Mars was approximately 68 million kilometers (43 million miles) from Earth — the closest Mars has ever been to Earth since 1988. Hubble can see details as small as 16 kilometers (10 miles) across. The colors have been carefully balanced to give a realistic view of Mars' hues as they might appear through a telescope. Especially striking is the large amount of seasonal dust storm activity seen in this image. One large storm system is churning high above the northern polar cap (top of image), and a smaller dust storm cloud can be seen nearby. Another large dust storm is spilling out of the giant Hellas impact basin in the Southern Hemisphere (lower right).
Author NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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current13:37, 26 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 13:37, 26 January 2010500 × 500 (136 KB)TryphonBetter quality, from
00:59, 23 November 2009Thumbnail for version as of 00:59, 23 November 2009500 × 500 (17 KB)Bewareircdthe new version was the same as the old one, but upscaled
21:44, 7 May 2007Thumbnail for version as of 21:44, 7 May 20072,400 × 2,164 (304 KB)Pharoshigh-res from
21:59, 25 March 2005Thumbnail for version as of 21:59, 25 March 2005500 × 500 (17 KB)PhroodView of Mars from Hubble Space Telescope on June 26, 2001. Public Domain

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