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December 18, 2007 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-45

Mars: Closest Approach 2007

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Video: Rotation Globe of Mars December 2007

Running Time: 12 seconds

This rotation image of Mars was created from four separate images of the planet taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The images were taken in early December 2007, just weeks before its December 18 closest approach.

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

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