European and Russian planners for the upcoming Phobos-Grunt (Phobos Soil) sample-return mission to the tiny Martian moon have some new high-resolution imagery of possible landing sites. The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter is using its unique orbit around the Red Planet to capture imagery of the proposed sites, including this one from March 7. Because of the orbiter’s unusually close passes to Phobos (AW&ST March 8, p. 16), the resolution here is 4.4 meters (14.4 ft.) per ...


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