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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Phobos seen from the Martian surface, Curiosity sol 45 (September 21, 2012)

Filed under pretty pictures, global views, Phobos, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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Phobos seen from the Martian surface, Curiosity sol 45 (September 21, 2012) Just after sunset local solar time, Curiosity turned its narrow-angle Mastcam-100 toward the sky to image a crescent Phobos. This version is a slightly processed version of a raw image (blemishes and hot pixels have been cleaned up); it will likely be replaced later with an official release.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Here is a zoomed-in version:

Zoom in to Curiosity image of Phobos, sol 45

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Zoom in to Curiosity image of Phobos, sol 45
Contrast has been adjusted slightly to bring out a bit more detail. This version will likely be replaced later with an official release.
Original image data dated on or about September 21, 2012

 

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