Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Mars Express obtained these views of Phobos, the largest of the Martian moons, when it flew by on 9 January 2011, passing at a distance of 100 km.

This sequence shows 5 HRSC-channels, orbit 8974: (left to right) stereo S1 (4.1 m/pixel), photometric P1 (8.1 m/pixel), nadir ND (3.9 m/pixel), photometric p2 (8.2 m/pixel), stereo S2 (4.3 m/pixel).

Photo credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

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