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Originally posted by KLSyesca
the Russians in 1988 sent two probes to Mars moon Phobos cause they were interested in the irregular orbital patterns,which led many to believe Phobos was hollow or artificial. The first probe did not make it but the second did make it to Mars and on its way to the moon Phobos took pictures of a cylindrical-shape shadow on the surface of Phobos.Shortly after that the probe was destroyed.Its final picture sent back to Russia has been deamed too sensitive to release to the public..othodox Russian priests were asked to go to the Phobos 2 control centre in Moscow to discuss the pictures received.. what where are these pictures?????
Originally posted by othello
Here is a link I found with the supposed last picture.Its grainy and very little detail.If you do a google or yahoo search you can find out about it.
Phobos 2 went into orbit around Mars and was able to study the planet and its moon for two months, but never had a chance to release its two landers. The fatal moment came when a command was sent to take photographs of the Martian moon. In order for the spacecraft to turn its camera toward Phobos, it had to turn its antenna away from Earth. When it was time for the spacecraft to return its signal, there was silence. It is assumed that a computer malfunction left Phobos 2 unable to rotate back to the correct position to communicate with Earth, but the exact cause of the failure was never determined.