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Mars Webcam Back Online

by on Apr.02, 2009, under Around the Solar System

Images of Mars

After three months off-line, the European Space Agency’s Mars Webcam is back, with much improved IT infrastructure support. The Mars Webcam is officially called “The Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC).” Its original purpose was to monitor the separation from the Mars Express of the ill-fated Beagle lander. It is not a scientific instrument, but […]

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Sharpest Yet Images of Phobos

by on Jul.30, 2008, under Around the Solar System, Newsflash


Mars Express closed in on the intriguing Martian moon Phobos at 6:49 CEST on Jul. 23, flying past at 3 km/s, only 93 km from the moon. The ESA spacecraft’s fly-bys of the moon have returned its most detailed full-disc images ever, also in 3-D, using the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board. Image credit: […]

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