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March 18, 1991 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1991-05

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope To Monitor Changes On Mars

March 18, 1991: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has begun a long-term program to monitor seasonal and interannual changes that occur on the surface and in the atmosphere of the planet Mars. This program will allow for a better understanding of the martian climate and processes involved in surface changes, and may eventually allow scientists to characterize global weather patterns on Mars, which will be an important prerequisite for a manned expedition to the red planet.

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Photo Credit: Dr. Philip James/University of Toledo, NASA