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News Release 809 of 1045

May 20, 1997 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-15

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


Video: Summertime View of Mars

Running Time: 23 seconds

This full color global map of Mars was assembled from four sets of HST WFPC2 images taken March 30, 1997 when Mars was only 100 million kilometers from earth. Surface features visible include craters, water ice clouds, and volcanoes.

Credit: Hubble Images: P. James (University of Toledo), T. Clancy (Space Science Institute, Boulder), S. Lee (University of Colorado), and NASA

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