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June 30, 1999 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-27

A Closer Encounter with Mars

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Image: Mars' Volcanic Elysium Region

Mars' Volcanic Elysium RegionSTScI-PRC1999-27c

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This image is centered near another volcanic region known as Elysium. This area shows many small, dark markings that have been observed by the Hubble telescope and other spacecraft to change as a result of the movement of sand and dust across the Martian surface. In the upper left of this image, at high northern latitudes, a large chevron-shaped area of water ice clouds mark a storm front. Along the right limb, a large cloud system has formed around the Olympus Mons volcano.

Object Name: Mars

Image Type: Astronomical

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Mars at 54 Million Miles (87 Million Km) From Earth Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Mars at 54 Million Miles (87 Million Km) From EarthPRC1999-27 Mars Image Centered Near Location of Pathfinder Landing Site Image Type: Astronomical Mars Image Centered Near Location of Pathfinder Landing SitePRC1999-27a Mars' Tharsis Region, Home of the Solar System's Largest Volcanoes Image Type: Astronomical Mars' Tharsis Region, Home of the Solar System's Largest VolcanoesPRC1999-27b Mars' Syrtis Major Region and Hellas Impact Crater Image Type: Astronomical Mars' Syrtis Major Region and Hellas Impact CraterPRC1999-27d

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