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Fantastic Phobos

Mars Express HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) image of Phobos taken on 9 January 2011 at a distance of 100 km with a resolution of 8.1 m/pixel. Use red-blue glasses to fully appreciate this image.


Phobos is approximately 27 × 22 × 18 km and orbits Mars at a distance of 6000 km above the planet’s surface, or 9400 km from the centre of the planet.


For more information, and a higher resolution of this image, please click here.


Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

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Taken on January 20, 2011