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High-phase Phobos and Deimos mutual event from Mars Express

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars Express, global views, many worlds, Phobos, Deimos, animation

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High-phase Phobos and Deimos mutual event from Mars Express This 131-frame animation documents a "mutual event" of Phobos and Deimos -- the two appeared to pass by each other as the Mars Express orbiter moved along its own path.

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Emily Lakdawalla

The original images have been aligned to hold the vertical position of Deimos constant. In the raw image data, the moons bob up and down as Mars Express adjusts its pointing:

Phobos and Deimos mutual event from Mars Express (raw)

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 7, 2012

 

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