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The anti-Mars face of Phobos

The anti-Mars face of Phobos

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ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Emily Lakdawalla

The anti-Mars face of Phobos
This photo was released as part of a red-blue 3D anaglyph of Phobos; it is the red channel from that image. It has been rotated so that north is approximately up. Taken by Mars Express on March 10, 2010, from a distance of only 278 kilometers and has a resolution of 9 meters per pixel. It shows the face of Phobos not visible from any other spacecraft currently in Mars orbit -- the side that faces away from Mars. All other Mars orbiters travel so close to the planet that they only ever see the Mars-facing hemisphere of the moon.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about March 10, 2010

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