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August 3, 2008

On 23 July 2008, the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the ESA's Mars Express took the highest-resolution full-disc image yet of the surface of the moon Phobos.

The image data was acquired from a distance of 97 km with a spatial resolution of about 3.7 m/pixel in orbit 5851. These images have surpassed all previous images from other missions in continuous coverage of the illuminated surface at the highest spatial resolution of 3.7 m/pixel.

This image is photometrically enhanced to bring out the features in the less illuminated part.

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