Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express

January 3, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
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I just stumbled across this picture of the small Martian moon Phobos taken by the ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft.

Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA; Acknowledgement: Peter Masek

Pictures of Phobos aren’t unusual. What impressed me with the picture was having Mars in the background. A larger version of the picture can be found here on the Astronomy Picture of the Day website.

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