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“Phobos”

Mar 8, 2016 12:15 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
This eerie portrait of Mars' moon Phobos in ultraviolet light was snapped by the NASA orbiter MAVEN as their orbits crossed paths.
Jan 14, 2016 01:12 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Thursday (Jan. 14), the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter is set to pay Phobos a visit in what will be the mission's closest flyby of the Martian moon this year.
Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new study shows the moon is likely to break apart before it hits the atmosphere, creating a debris ring that will encircle Mars for millions of years.
Nov 10, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have known for some time that Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two small moons, is a victim of gravity, edging closer toward its parent planet.
May 27, 2014 11:59 AM ET // Joseph Castro, Space.com Contributor
Billions of years ago, Mars suffered from numerous big impacts, and the resulting backwash ultimately scarred the surface of Phobos, one of the Red Planet's two tiny moons.
Dec 30, 2013 06:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Sunday, at 5:17 p.m. GMT (12:17 p.m. EST), Europe's Mars Express orbiter successfully completed a daring low-pass of Mars' largest moon Phobos. Continue reading →
Dec 26, 2013 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a daredevil flyby, the European Mars Express satellite will buzz Phobos, the red planet's largest of two moons. But there's a catch -- this isn't a photo opportunity.
Sep 21, 2010 02:39 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Apparently Mars' moon, Phobos, was formed from rocks blasted off the Martian surface in a catastrophic event.
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