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Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Close to Mars
Hubble Captures Mars Close-Up
By Discovery News

Aug. 27, 2003 � The Hubble Space Telescope's newest picture of Mars shows summer on the Red Planet just as it makes its closest pass by Earth in 60,000 years.

The image, taken on Tuesday 11 hours before the closest approach, shows in fine detail the scarred surface of Mars, including the 270-mile- (450-km-) diameter Huygens crater near the center of the image, according to a NASA press release.

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