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Phobos Revisited

Phobos Revisited

Image Title: Phobos Revisited
Source: Mars Global Surveyor


In Phobos Revisited I have attempted to create an image of Phobos that gives it a surface that is a cross between granite and a reptilian, dinosaur like skin. As a captured asteroid that is four billion plus years old, Phobos is indeed an ancient object. As evidenced by the craters that pepper its surface, especially Stickney, Phobos is the survivor of many battles.

Source Image Background

This image was created from a Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera image. Information about the original source image is available at PIA01334: High-Resolution MOC Image of Phobos with Graphics Overlay on the NASA JPL Planetary Photojournal web site. This is the same raw image that was used in the creation of Columbiad IIs First Daguerreotype of Phobos

Image Processing

All processing of the image of Phobos was done using Adobe Photoshop.

Wallpaper Download

I have created a low resolution, cropped version of Phobos Revisited for use as a desktop wallpaper. I am making this wallpaper available for your personal use only. It is not to be modified or redistributed in any form by any means. All rights are retained by the artist.

Phobos Revisited, 1280 x 1024 Wallpaper Image by Jim Plaxco

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