'On August 27, 2003, the fourth rock from the sun will be less than 55.76 million kilometers (34.65 million miles) away from the Earth.'
[link:www.jpl.nasa.gov/solar_system/features/mars-opposition.cfm|more from JPL...]
A few shots of Mars...the Leonov can be seen in the first picture.
Olympus Mons, the largest know Volcano anywhere, can be seen catching some dawn rays in the last.
Gas Giant Upgrades for Orbiter.