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Spacecraft takes express tour of Martian moon

New images and gravity data reveal details of Phobos

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6:04pm, March 15, 2010

The sharpest images yet taken by the Mars Express spacecraft of Mars’ tiny moon Phobos reveal features as small as 4.4 meters across, the European Space Agency announced March 15.

Some of the new images taken March 7 during one of several recent close flybys of the moon home in on the proposed landing site for a Russian mission, Phobos-Grunt (meaning Phobos soil), that

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