Phobos in black and white close-up
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Phobos in black and white, close-up

January 20, 2005
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 image was calculated from the HRSC nadir (vertical view) channel. Due to geometric reasons the scale bar is only valid for the centre of the image.

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