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Phobos crossing Mars' limb from Phobos 2
Filed under Russian Mars missions, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, global views, Phobos, many worlds
The moon Phobos, 25 kilometers in diameter, is much darker than bright, dusty Mars, as seen in this image captured by the Phobos 2 spacecraft on February 28, 1989. Phobos 2 took a total of 13 color sets of images of Phobos before contact was lost on March 27, 1989.
Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk
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Original image data dated on or about February 28, 1989
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