Phobos, in a diameter of up to about 27 kilometers, is located at a distance of 6 thousand kilometers from the surface of Mars.
Station TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) ExoMars mission in 2016 took a picture of Phobos — one of the two satellites of Mars. It is reported by the ESA (European space Agency).
The ExoMars and Phobos made on November 26 during the second flyby of Mars. Then TGO was at a distance of 7.7 thousand kilometers from the satellite.
Last week, the ESA presented a picture of Mars obtained during the first flyby of the planet.
The mission of the European space Agency and Roscosmos ExoMars-2016 consisted of the Orbiter TGO demonstration landing module Schiaparelli. She went in March 2016. 19 Oct the lander crashed on the surface of Mars. TGO is in working condition.
Phobos, in a diameter of up to about 27 kilometers, is located at a distance of 6 thousand kilometers from the surface of Mars and falls for him on a spiral path at a speed of 2 meters in a hundred years. This makes it closest to the planet moon in the Solar system.
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