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Phobos in High-Definition
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Phobos in High-Definition

On 23 July 2008, the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express took the highest-resolution full-disc image yet of the surface of the moon Phobos.


The image data was acquired from a distance of 97 km with a spatial resolution of about 3.7 m/pixel in orbit 5,851. These images have surpassed all previous images from other missions in continuous coverage of the illuminated surface at the highest spatial resolution of 3.7 m/pixel.


This image has been geometrically corrected and exhibits the original illumination and photometric conditions.


Last Update: 6 Jul 2011 (AMB)

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



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Last Updated: 6 Jul 2011