Latest Transit of Phobos from Mars Stories
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.
Earlier this month, ESAâ€™s Mars Express performed a special maneuver to observe an unusual alignment of Jupiter and the martian moon Phobos.
A new Mars movie clip gives us a rover's-eye view of a bluish Martian sunset, while another clip shows the silhouette of the moon Phobos passing in front of the sun.
For the very first time, the martian moons Phobos and Deimos have been caught on camera together.
Mars Express closed in on the intriguing Martian moon Phobos on July 23rd, flying past at 3 km/s, only 93 km from the moon. The ESA spacecraftâ€™s fly-bys of the moon have returned its most detailed full-disc images ever, also in 3-D.
These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the fast-moving shadow of the moon Phobos as it moved across the Martian surface.
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...
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