PIA04521: Martian Moon, Phobos
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
 Instrument:  Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
 Product Size:  1995 x 2993 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04521.tif (3.234 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04521.jpg (240.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-362, 16 May 2003

Mars has two satellites, Phobos and Deimos. In August and September, 1998, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had four opportunities for close fly-bys of the inner moon, Phobos. This spectacular view, taken from the MOC archives of over 123,000 images, shows the large crater, Stickney, toward the upper right. Grooves, or troughs, radiate outward from Stickney and are known from Viking and Mariner 9 images to be prevalent all over the surface of Phobos. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right. Another view of Phobos from 1998 can be seen in: MOC2-66, 11 September 1998, "Phobos."

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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