Mars from Earth

Earth passes Mars at 26 monthly intervals. We get our best views of Mars from Earth during those passes. These images were made during the 1999 pass.

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Nothing we see from Earth, however, prepares us for the extraordinary detail returned by Mars orbiters and surface landers.

Richard Wilhelm
Pencil drawing
110 mm telescope
Source: MarsWatch 1999
David Parker
CCD Image
410 mm telescope
Source: MarsWatch 1999
Hubble Space Telescope
Source: HubbleSite Mars 1999