This image is a stack of three images taken of the nucleus of Halley's Comet by the Soviet Vega-1 spacecraft as it flew by on March 6, 1986. The images were badly blurred by optical problems in the camera, so a lot of deconvolution had to be applied. Bright gets can be seen emanating out of the long, skinny nucleus.
Processed Image Copyright Ted Stryk, Raw Data Courtesy the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Update: Phobos-Grunt Status - this does not look good.
Experts assure that "Phobos-Grunt" will not crash on Moscow
MOSCOW, November 11. In the case of a uncontrolled re-entry, Phobos-Grunt’s inclination allows it to crash into half of Eurasia, but in Moscow is not in the area in which it could crash crash. This is according to RAI Navosti magazine News of Cosmonautics editor and columnist Igor Lisov.
"Barring a miracle, and experts fail to establish communications with the mission, it will remain out of control. If it is out of control, then there is the option to shoot down with a missile. We know that China and the U.S. have facilities, which can bring down the spacecraft" - said Lisov.
Recall that the launch of the Phobos-Grunt" took place on 9 November 2011. After separation from the booster, the spacecraft went into a parking orbit around the Earth. It then experience a problem, because of what tits propulsion system did not operate and so it did not end up in a transfer orbit to Mars, but remained in near space.
Now ground control is trying to establish communications with the spacecraft; however, it did not respond to commands from Earth. According to specialists, if the spacecraft cannot be saved, then it may fall to Earth on November 26.