New photos of Phobos!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
30-07-2008 12:13 CDT
A week ago today Mars Express flew past Phobos for its closest encounter yet, and it snapped some gorgeous views onto the trailing hemisphere of the moon. I don't have time right now to say much more, but here's a photo, which I've rotated so that north is up. Although the photo does technically cover the terrain in which the Russian Phobos sample return mission Phobos-Grunt will eventually land, the potential landing site is actually in shadow in this view, and there are no details to be brought out by stretching the contrast.More on this later!
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