August 29, 2012
Mars Express HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) image of Phobos taken on 9 January 2011 at a distance of 100 km with a resolution of 8.1 m/pixel. Use red-blue glasses to fully appreciate this image. Phobos is approximately 27 × 22 × 18 km and orbits Mars at a distance of 6000 km above the planet’s surface, or 9400 km from the centre of the planet.
Topics: Environment, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Disaster Accident, Image resolution, Mars Express, Exploration of Mars, Transit of Phobos from Mars, Astronomy on Mars, Phobos, Moons of Mars, European Space Agency