Hubble Telescope Captures Incredible Up-Close View of Mars

May 19, 2016 7:27 PM

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Hubble Telescope Captures Incredible Up-Close View of Mars

An amazing new Mars image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows clouds, craters, ice caps and other features on the Red Planet.

Hubble took the photo on May 12, when Mars was just 50 million miles (80 million kilometers) from Earth. That's quite close in the cosmic scheme of things; Mars is nearly at "opposition" — when the planet and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth — which will come on May 22.

Also read: Mars One Puts Back Planned Colonisation Of Red Planet

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