A Closer Hubble Encounter With Mars - Global View
March 17, 2003
The telescope obtained four images, which together, show the entire planet. The four hemispheric views have been combined into a full-color global map (called a Mollweide projection). Latitudes below about 60 degrees south were not viewed by the telescope because the planet's north pole was tilted towards Earth during this time. This image is a composite of pictures taken with three filters: blues (410 nanometers), green (502 nanometers), and red (673 nanometers).