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Mars exploration. A circuit board used on one of the two Phobos spacecraft sent to Mars by the Soviet Union in 1988. Phobos 1 launched on 7 July but failed en route to Mars. Phobos 2 was launched on 12 July and reached Mars orbit, but failed after returning just 38 images. Photographed in 1989.
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