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News Release 275 of 938

December 18, 2007 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-45

Mars: Closest Approach 2007

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Video: Mars at Opposition: 1995-2007

Running Time: 14 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 seven times. These dissolve sequences of each Mars opposition from 1995 to 2007 showcases the beauty and splendor that is the Red Planet.

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

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