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Crescent Phobos setting behind Mars' limb

Crescent Phobos setting behind Mars' limb

ESA / MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / processed by Emily Lakdawalla

Crescent Phobos setting behind Mars' limb
A series of six frames captured by Rosetta as it receded from Mars, watching Phobos disappear behind Mars' limb. The atmosphere is lit with scattered sunlight, a line of Martian sunsets.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about February 25, 2007

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