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Sharper Hubble Space Telescope shows great pictures of Mars
News story originally written on March 20, 1997
NASA's newly improved Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured the sharpest views of Mars to date.
Less than a month after the astronauts of space shuttle Discovery made repairs to the HST, it has produced great images of the dusty red
planet. The photos were taken when Mars was at full opposition. Full opposition means that Mars made one of its closest passes to the
Earth (60 million miles).
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