Phobos

New Pics of Phobos From China’s Tianwen-1 Orbiter

Two fundamental factors affect all astrophotography - timing and location. If a camera happens to be at the right place…

1 month ago

Japan’s Upcoming Mission Will Use a Vacuum to Get its Sample From Phobos

JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, is carving out a niche for itself in sample-return missions. Their Hayabusa mission was…

4 months ago

Wow! Perseverance Sees a Solar Eclipse on Mars

Imagine standing on Mars, and seeing this with your own eyes. (more…)

5 months ago

The Best Evidence for Life on Mars Might be Found on its Moons

The search for Martian life has been ongoing for decades.  Various landers and rovers have searched for biosignatures or other…

1 year ago

Japan’s Mission to Phobos Will Also Bring a Sample Home by 2029

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample…

1 year ago

Phobos and Deimos: Two Moons, From One Source?

Running the clock back on the enigmatic pair of Martian moons Phobos and Deimos gives researchers insight to their possible…

2 years ago

What Could We Learn From a Mission to Phobos?

According to new research that looks at MAVEN data, Mars' larger moon (Phobos) could contain a record of how Mars'…

2 years ago

New Pictures of Phobos, Seen in the Infrared

NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter doesn't get a lot of headlines lately. It was sent to Mars in 2001, to detect…

2 years ago

Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring

Mars only has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. They're strange, for moons, little more than lumpy, potato-shaped chunks of rock.…

2 years ago

Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime

This image of Phobos in the sky above Mars was taken by Curiosity in 2012 and was recently refurbished by…

3 years ago