Mars Approaching Earth

Mars Approaching Earth

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News release ID: STScI-2003-22
Release Date: Aug 27, 2003
Image Use: Copyright
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This image was taken within minutes of Mars' closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years, on Aug. 27, 2003. In this picture, the red planet is 34,647,420 miles (55,757,930 km) from Earth.

Mars, Observations, Planets, Solar System


NASA, J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI).

Additional image processing and analysis support from: K. Noll and A. Lubenow (STScI); M. Hubbard (Cornell U.); R. Morris (NASA/JSC); P. James (U. Toledo); S. Lee (U. Colorado); and T. Clancy, B. Whitney and G. Videen (SSI); and Y. Shkuratov (Kharkov U.)