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“Phobos”

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.
Nov 8, 2011 03:59 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A Zenit rocket blasted off from Kazakhstan on Tuesday with a Russian spacecraft to return samples from the Martian moon Phobos and a Chinese probe designed to spend a year studying Mars.