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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Phobos over Mars

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Phobos, many worlds

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Phobos over Mars As Mars loomed in Rosetta's forward view, it caught Phobos in the act of transiting the planet. You may need to enlarge the view to see Phobos' tiny dark speck.

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

Here is a key to some features visible in this photo.

Phobos over Mars (labeled)

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

Phobos over Mars (labeled)
A view of Phobos over Mars as seen by Rosetta, with various key features labeled.

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 February 24, 2007

 

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