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Hubble Captures A Full Rotation Of Mars
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Hubble Captures A Full Rotation Of Mars

March 19, 2003
The images were taken by HST's Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 on March 10, 1997, just before Mars opposition, when the red planet made one of its closest to the Earth (about 60 million miles or 100 million km). These pictures were taken during three HST orbits that were separated by about six hours.