NASA Releases New Incredible Mars Photos
On May 12, 2016 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this new and amazing photograph of Mars when the planet was just 50 million miles from Earth. On May 30, Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth in 11 years, at a distance of 46.8 million miles.
There’s a considerable amount of buzz floating around planet Mars because of SpaceX’s announcement that it will send a mission to Mars by 2018. Expect the buzz to reach a fever pitch by that year.
[Image Source: NASA/Goddard/Katrina Jackson]
The Hubble Telescope is well known for capturing distant galaxies and other faraway phenomenon, but it also can capture closer objects like the planets in our solar system.