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Phobos in 3-D
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Phobos in 3-D

November 15, 2004
This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, is one of the highest-resolution pictures so far of the Martian moon Phobos. The image shows the Mars-facing side of the moon, taken from a distance of less than 200 kilometres with a resolution of about seven metres per pixel during orbit 756, on 22 August 2004. This 3D anaglyph image was generated from a combination of the nadir (vertical view) and blue channels of the HRSC. Due to geometric reasons the scale bar is only valid for the centre of the image.


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