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November 3, 2005 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-34

Mars Kicks Up the Dust as it Makes Closest Approach to Earth

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Video: Hubble Views Mars Through the Years

Running Time: 18 seconds

Every 26 months Mars is opposite the Sun as seen from Earth. Since the repair of the Hubble telescope in 1993, Mars has been in opposition with the Sun six times. These dissolve sequences of each Mars opposition from 1995 to 2005 showcases the beauty and splendor that is 'The Red Planet.'

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):