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IMAGE ADVISORY November 2, 1999
MOON CASTS SHADOW OVER MARS
New images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft show shadows cast on Mars' surface by the Martian moon Phobos.
Global Surveyor's wide-angle cameras, designed to monitor changes in Martian weather and surface conditions, are also proving to be a good way to spot the frequent solar eclipses that occur on Mars when Phobos passes between the red planet and the Sun. Phobos is a tiny, potato-shaped moon that is only about 13- by-11-by-9 kilometers (8-by-7-by-6 miles) in size.
The images are available at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.govor http://www.msss.com.
Mars Global Surveyor is the first mission in a long-term program of Mars exploration known as the Mars Surveyor Program that is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
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