Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretty Phobos Picture

The Bad Astronomer points out a really cool image of Phobos, one of Mars's two moons:


They were taken by the Mars Express probe, which will be doing a series of flybys of the two moons, Phobos and Deimos. The lines are cracks in the moon.

Phobos is somewhat potato-shaped and about 22km (14 miles) on a side. it's weird and cool; I'll post more about it later.

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