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Japanese MMX Martian Moon Probe is Unlikely to Bring Back Dangerous Martian Microbes

November 7, 2019

A Japanese research team has assessed the probability that Martian microbes that might have contaminated Mars’ moons would…
Want To Explore Mars? Send Humans To The Moons Of Mars First: Phobos And Deimos

September 19, 2019

Humans to Mars. That’s the plan right? The problem is that sending humans down to the surface of…
Travel to Alien Moons with Expert Guides

July 24, 2019

Humans first explored the Earth’s moon 50 years ago, an impressive feat for sure. But if you are…
Why This Martian Full Moon Looks Like Candy

May 10, 2019

For the first time, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has caught the Martian moon Phobos during a full moon…
Two Solar Eclipses Seen From the Surface of Mars by Curiosity

April 11, 2019

Last month, the Curiosity rover witnessed two eclipses as the moons of Phobos and Deimos both passed in…
Strange Grooves on Phobos Were Caused by Boulders Rolling Around on its Surface

November 20, 2018

Back in the 1970s, NASA’s Mariner and Viking Missions were sent out to explore other planets in our…
NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

November 17, 2017

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars…
Crossing Phobos

November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s update comes from ESA’s Armelle Hubault, a spacecraft operations engineer working on the ExoMars/TGO team…
Solar Eruptions Could Electrify Martian Moons

October 19, 2017

Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a…
Examining Mars’ Moon Phobos in a Different Light

October 5, 2017

NASA’s longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper…
NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

July 21, 2017

The sharp eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek…
ExoMars orbiter images Phobos

December 7, 2016

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has imaged the martian moon Phobos as part of a second set of…
How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’

October 13, 2016

Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations…
MAVEN Observes Mars Moon Phobos in the Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet

March 1, 2016

NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars’ moon Phobos formed. In late November and…
Mars to lose its largest moon, but gain a ring

November 25, 2015

Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but rather than smash into the surface, it…
Mars’ Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart

November 11, 2015

The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that…
Is Phobos Doomed?

November 25, 2014

What fate awaits Phobos, one of the moons of Mars? “All these worlds are yours except Europa, attempt…
Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos

October 2, 2014

Ask any space enthusiast, and almost anyone will say humankind’s ultimate destination is Mars. But NASA is currently…
Phobos & Deimos — The Moons of Mars Explained

May 16, 2014

Where did Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos come from? How did they end up in orbit around Mars?…
Space Image: Phobos and Jupiter align

May 13, 2014

Even though it may only be a lump of porous rock, Phobos isn’t shy about hogging the limelight…
Image: Phobos occults

May 2, 2014

Mars’ moon Phobos has already been extensively observed – this image is just one example, taken in 2009…
Space Image: Phobos close up

April 30, 2014

Mars’ moon Phobos has already been extensively observed – this image is just one example, taken in 2009…
Videopalooza Shows Off Phobos Flyby As Moon’s Mysterious Origins Probed

December 31, 2013

There won’t be any pictures out of this close encounter, but the animations sure were spectacular. The European…
Groovy! Martian Moon Shows Off Its Weird Stripes In New Video

December 27, 2013

After seeing Phobos imaged from the surface of the Red Planet by Mars Curiosity, now we’re lucky to get…
How Astronauts Can Explore The Martian Moon Phobos

November 15, 2013

Humans would spend more than a year orbiting and bouncing on the Martian moon Phobos under a mission…
Mission to Mars moon could be a sample-return twofer, study suggests

November 12, 2013

A Russian mission to the Martian moon Phobos, launching in 2020, would return samples from Phobos that contain…
Curiosity Captures ‘Phobos Rising’ Movie and Sun Setting on Mars

July 3, 2013

Every once in a while when the time is just right and no one is looking, Curiosity’s Earthly handlers allow…
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