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Mars Orbiter Mission photo of the far side of Deimos

Mars Orbiter Mission photo of the far side of Deimos

ISRO / processed by Emily Lakdawalla

Mars Orbiter Mission photo of the far side of Deimos
Like most solar system moons, Deimos always keeps the same hemisphere facing Mars. It's rare for spacecraft to view the hemisphere that faces away from Mars, but Mars Orbiter Mission's long, elliptical orbit permits it to do that. This image is a composite of four different exposures, stacked and enlarged 400%.

Here are the four individual images used to create the composite:

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 October 14, 2014

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