Caption: Timelapse footage of Mars rotating. Mars rotates in 24 hours and 39 minutes. The nouth polar ice cap is prominent here (at bottom), along with the red dusty plains and the darker volcanic rock. The high volcanoes of the Tharsis region are white. This clip is made of images taken from Earth using a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in February-March 2010.

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Mars rotating, Earth-based view

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