Hubble taking advantage of Mars opposition

Photo of Mars

Hubble Space Telescope photo of Mars taken when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth on May 12, 2016.
Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (ASU), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)
On the 22nd of May, Mars Reaches opposition with Earth – this is where it reaches it’s closest point with us. Hubble wille be taking a few snaps to take advantage of this:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/new-hubble-portrait-of-mars

Simon 🙂

No ownsership claimed on images or material – Credit: NASA

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8 thoughts on “Hubble taking advantage of Mars opposition”

  1. Awesome pic and thanks for sharing this with us.
    Whether the images are yours or not, we have to credit you with being the one who brings wonderfully relevant info to us via your blog. You muddle through the overwhelming quagmire that the web can be and give us here just one great, perfect pic of Mars. So here’s to you, mr blogger man!
    I hope you have a wonderful week.
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