This movie shows the Martian moon Phobos as viewed in visible light by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter.

May 9, 2019

This movie shows the Martian moon Phobos as viewed in visible light by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter on April 24, 2019. It was put together from 19 images taken 1 second apartby Odyssey's infrared camera, Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS). The apparent motion is due to progression of the camera's pointing during the observation. This was the third observation of Phobos by Mars Odyssey.

While displayed here in visible-wavelength light, THEMIS also recorded thermal-infrared imagery in the same scan.

The distance to Phobos from Odyssey during the observation was about 5,692 miles (9,160 kilometers).

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/SSI

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