Mars Express Phobos flyby a success: Unlocking mystery of 'second generation' moons

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:35 in Astronomy & Space

Mars Express encountered Phobos March 3, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any artificial object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of not just Phobos but other "second generation" moons.

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