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  • Mars rotating
  • Mars through the 24-inch
  • Mars through the 40-inch
  • Mars with south polar ice cap at top
  • The moons of Mars
  • Mars viewed with ANU's 24-inch (60cm) telescope
  • Deimos orbiting Mars

Mars through the 40-inch

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Mars through the 40-inch Mars as viewed from ANU's 40-inch telescope Siding Spring Observatory
Left: 26 July 2003 Right: 27 August 2003
Note the growth in the apparent size of Mars over just a month. Note also the shrinking of its southern polar cap. The small bright circular spot near top centre of the image at right is Olympus Mons, the biggest volcano in the Solar System.

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