Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Five views of Deimos from Mariner 9

Five views of Deimos from Mariner 9
Five views of Deimos from Mariner 9 Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to capture detailed views of Mars' two moons. These five images were captured between December 20, 1971 and February 20, 1972. They showed a strangely smooth world with a linear ridge running across it. NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

Images include (clockwise from upper left):

  • 07283433 (February 20, 1972)
  • 05918713 (January 13, 1972)
  • 04212610 (December 20, 1971)
  • 05553383 (January 8, 1972)
  • 06918173 (January 27, 1972)

Processing: original images have had blemishes removed, mostly salt-and-pepper noise. 05553383 has had a large reseau mark painted out. All images enlarged by a factor of two.

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