Monday, May 23, 2016

New Hubble Image of Mars Shows Lots of Clouds and Atmosphere

New Hubble Space Telescope image of Mars........

View larger. | This image shows our neighbouring planet Mars, as it was observed shortly before opposition in 2016 by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Some prominent features of the planet are clearly visible: the ancient and inactive shield volcano Syrtis Major; the bright and oval Hellas Planitia basin; the heavily eroded Arabia Terra in the centre of the image; the dark features of Sinus Sabaeous and Sinus Meridiani along the equator; and the small southern polar cap. Image via NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team, J. Bell, M. Wolff.
View larger. | Mars, as it was observed by the Hubble Space Telescope on May 12, 2016,

On May 19, 2016, the Hubble Space Telescope released this new and clear image of Mars.

View larger. | Same image as above, with some prominent features on the surface of the planet annotated.