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May 20, 1997 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-15

Hubble Finds Cloudy, Cold Weather Conditions for Mars-Bound Spacecraft

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Video: Seasonal Changes in the Martian North Polar Ice Cap

Running Time: 13 seconds

These views from above the Martian pole were assembled from mosaics of three sets of images and projected to appear as if from above. This series captures the seasonal retreat of the polar cap from its greatest extent of the year (October, 1996) at 60 degrees N latitude through (January, 1997) early Spring, to (March, 1997) early summer on Mars.

Credit: P. James (University of Toledo), T. Clancy (STScI), S. Lee (University of Colorado), and NASA

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