Mars Exploration Program: Missions Feature Summary
- Physics in Your World
Missions to Mars
- To the naked eye, Mars is a red point of light, but a telescope reveals it to be a disk. An amateur astronomer captured this image in the Advanced Observing Program at Kitt Peak Visitors Center. For images of Mars' polar ice caps and surface channels, see this Hyperphysics page.
(This feature was updated on July 19, 2013.)
- Image credit: Roger Tanner/Jack Kennedy/NOAO/AURA/NSF; (no larger image available)
- June 16, 2008 - July 1, 2008