Phobos and Deimos

Phobos & Deimos Aligned (Mars Express Orbiter - ESA)

In early November the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbiter captured this amazing image of Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos in alignment. On the ESA website there is a great video of successive images captured as the Mars Express approached the position depicted above. See “Pioneering Images of Both Martian Moons” for the video and more.

Here’s a closeup of the smaller moon, Deimos:

And here’s an image of the larger moon, Phobos:

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. […] month we discussed the Mars Express’ capture of the alignment of Mars two diminutive moons Phobos and Deimos. Now, New Scientist offers an excellent review of the crucial role that Phobos […]

  2. […] more, see our earlier posts Destination Phobos and Phobos and Deimos.) Published […]

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