Dove of Mars

Dove of Mars

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News release ID: STScI-2003-22
Release Date: Nov 30, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Hubble snapped this portrait of Mars in 2003, within minutes of the planet's closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. This sharp, natural-color view shows volcano Olympus Mons and canyon Valles Marineris.

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Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Mars, Planets, Solar System

Credits

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.)