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Phobos' south pole from Mars Express
Filed under global views, Mars, Phobos, Mars Express
On January 9, 2011, Mars Express passed Mars' moon Phobos at a distance of only 111 kilometers. This photo shows the south side of Phobos at a resolution of 8.2 meters per pixel; visit the Mars Express blog to see it at its full resolution of 4.1 meters per pixel. The south pole is marked with a dot and an "S" inside the large crater near the center. Stickney crater, which is positioned at the center of Phobos' leading, Mars-facing quadrant, makes the bite out of the upper right of the globe.
ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
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Original image data dated on or about January 9, 2011
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