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  • Phobos Close-up
    Posted by Robert Wall 4:49 PM on Jul 30, 2008

    The HRSC camera on ESA’s Mars Express took some close up picture of the Phobos Mars moon during a flyby on July 23. 
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    (credit: DLR)
     The images were taken at a distance of 93 km. They are the most detailed pictures of Phobos, says the German aerospace agency, DLR, which operates the HRSC camera. 

    The pictures have a resolution of 3.7 meters per pixel and were taking at a relative closing speed of 3 km per second.

    There's more detail here on DLR's site. 

     

    Tags: os99, DLR, MarsExpress, Phobos

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