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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Phobos' south pole from Mars Express

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Phobos' south pole from 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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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 9, 2011

 

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