Animation of difference in Mars orientation, 2016 and 2018
This video shows the difference in orientation of Mars between the 2016 and 2018 observations, and it also illustrates the obscuration by the dust storm enshrouding the planet in 2018. The opening image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on 12 May 2016, shows a clear atmosphere with summer in the northern hemisphere.
Three-dimensional models created from NASA’s Viking mission illustrate how the northern hemisphere was tilted away from Earth in 2018. The final image, taken by Hubble on 18 July 2018, shows a global dust storm, with spring in the southern hemisphere.Credit:
NASA, ESA, and STScI
About the Video
|Release date:||26 July 2018, 16:00|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|