Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Sixteen views of Phobos from Mariner 9

Sixteen views of Phobos from Mariner 9
Sixteen views of Phobos from Mariner 9 Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to image Mars' moons. It revealed Phobos to be a heavily cratered world, with one enormous crater, named Stickney, taking a large bite off of one end. But the largest crater visible in many of these photos is Hall, which overlaps Phobos' south pole. These images were taken between December 1, 1971 and February 2, 1972. NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

Images have had salt-and-pepper noise removed. All have been brightened. A few data dropouts appear as black stripes across some images. Images are at their original resolution.

The images are:

Top row:

  • 02816315 (December 1, 1971)
  • 04790460 (December 28, 1971)
  • 03320880 (December 8, 1971)
  • 03320950 (December 8, 1971)

Second row:

  • 04720810 (December 27, 1971)
  • 04365210 (December 22, 1971)
  • 07360363 (February 2, 1972)
  • 04470630 (December 23, 1971)

Third row (indented):

  • 06209283 (January 17, 1972)
  • 06209633 (January 17, 1972)
  • 03501970 (December 10, 1971)
  • 06968713 (January 28, 1972)

Bottom row:

  • 03067340 (December 4, 1971)
  • 06781043 (January 25, 1972)
  • 05773393 (January 11, 1972)
  • 06278443 (January 18, 1972)

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