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August 27, 2003 06:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-22

Mars: Closest Encounter

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Video: MARS: Closest Encounter

Running Time: 2 minutes 43 seconds

Footage of Astronomers James Bell of Cornell University, Michael Wolff of the Space Science Institute and Keith Noll of Space Telescope Science Institute receiving the Mars image from NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Footage contains initial reaction and processing of the various filters into one composite image.

Credits: NASA, L. Barranger, and E. Weibe (STScI)

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