2010/08/11

ESA Mars Express Phobos close pass March 2010.

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The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard the ESA spacecraft Mars Express took this image of the Phobos Grunt landing area using the HRSC nadir channel on 7 March 2010, HRSC Orbit 7915. The image resolution is 4.4m per pixel and the insert marks the proposed landing region and sites for Phobos-Grunt.


Sharpened crop of deep crater on Phobos. Note how material has slid down the walls. Image


Hills & craters on the limb of Phobos. 5 KM section of limb.
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Proposed Phobos-Grunt landing area.
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Crop of limb.Image


A 4 KM wide sample area including a small crater with a boulder in the centre.
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A two KM & one KM wide sadowed craters near the evening terminator on Phobos.Image

A wider angle view of the anti Mars side of Phobos.
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Grooves following the terrain of Phobos.
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North is to the left, east is top. I have rotated this crop to make this look more like a landscape.
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Phobos from Mars Express on the Wednesday 10th March 2010 pass. N marks North Pole on Phobos.Image


North Pole on Phobos. Area shown is approx 4 KM wide.
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Unusual view of Stickney Crater seen from the other side than usual.
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