Latest Moons of Mars Stories
Down on the ground, death equals stillness – but not in space. Derelict satellites can tumble in unpredictable ways and ESA’s team tasked with developing a space salvage mission want to find out why.
Deimos Perseus satellite constellation will provide wideband imaging of the entire Earth on a daily basis MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauria Aerospace, a multinational
Scientists at ESA are busy preparing for a December 29 fly-by of the Martian moon Phobos with the agency’s Mars Express craft.
Call it the geological equivalent of a buy-one, get-one free special: a planned Russian mission to collect samples from the Martian moon Phobos could also net debris from the Red Planet itself.
NASA said its Curiosity rover has taken the sharpest image of a solar eclipse ever taken on Mars. The Martian rover was able to snap an image of Phobos, the largest of Mars' moons, passing in front of the sun.
NASA has just released a series of images from its Curiosity rover depicting Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, passing in front of its smaller counterpart Demios.
Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer’s disease.
Earth has one moon, and it is considerably larger than Pluto. In fact, the relative size of Earth’s moon is massive compared to the moons of other planets. But what if Earth had two moons as Mars does?
Stanford Researchers, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and MIT, have designed a new robotic platform that could be used to explore the moons of Mars.
Researchers say that if Curiosity ever loses its location on the surface of Mars, it could use eclipses to help it find its way.
The Planet Mars -- in astronomy, 4th planet from the sun, with an orbit next in order beyond that of the earth. Physical Characteristics Mars has a striking red appearance, and in its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the sun, it is twice as bright as Sirius, the brightest star. Mars has a diameter of 4,200 mi (6,800 km), just over half the diameter of the earth, and its mass is only 11% of the earth's mass. The planet has a very thin atmosphere consisting...
Mars' Moon Deimos -- outermost of two small moons orbiting the planet Mars. Deimos orbits Mars at a distance of about 23,500 km (about 14,100 mi), completing an orbit once every 1.26 Earth days. The moon's orbit is almost circular and is only slightly tilted relative to the Martian equator. Deimos is irregular in shape, measuring about 15 km (about 9 mi) along its longest side and about 11 km (about 6.6 mi) along its shortest side. It is the smallest known moon in the solar system. If...
Mars' Moon Phobos -- in astronomy, innermost moon, or natural satellite, of Mars. Phobos orbits Mars at a distance of only 9,378 km (5,627 mi), closer to its planet than any other moon in the solar system. In fact, it is so close that the force of Mars's gravity is stronger than the force keeping the moon in its orbit, so the radius of Phobos's orbit is decreasing at the rate of about 1.8 m (about 6 ft) per century. In 40 million years, Phobos will either break apart into a ring...