Phobos

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…

4 months 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.…

4 months 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…

8 months ago

Mars Express Takes Photos of Phobos as it Flies Past

The ESA's Mars Express Orbiter is no stranger to the Martian moon Phobos. The spacecraft was launched in June 2003…

10 months ago

Want To Explore Mars? Send Humans To The Moons Of Mars First: Phobos And Deimos

Humans to Mars. That’s the plan right? The problem is that sending humans down to the surface of Mars is…

1 year ago

Mars Odyssey Reveals Phobos Using THEMIS

NASA's aging 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter recently snapped some unique views of the twin moons Phobos and Deimos, in an…

1 year ago

Strange Grooves on Phobos Were Caused by Boulders Rolling Around on its Surface

Back in the 1970s, NASA's Mariner and Viking Missions were sent out to explore other planets in our Solar System.…

2 years ago

Saturn Photobombs a Picture of the Martian Moon Phobos

While taking pictures of the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, the Mars Express probe also captures pictures of Saturn in…

3 years ago

Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars

In May of 2016, when Mars was making its closest pass to Earth in over a decade, Hubble captured images…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 428: The Moons of Mars

We begin a miniseries on Mars. How many episodes will we do? Who knows? But we start today with a…

4 years ago