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News Release 295 of 958

December 18, 2007 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-45

Mars: Closest Approach 2007

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Image: Mars Projection Map

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This map spans 360 degrees of Mars' surface, starting at a longitude line of 230 degrees on the left edge. It spans nearly to the north and south polar cap regions in Mars' latitude. This map is a composite of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in early December, just weeks before its December 18, 2007 closest approach.

Object Name: Mars

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Bell (Cornell University) and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute, Boulder)

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