Phobos


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Pho·bos

 (fō′bəs)
n.
The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars.

[Greek, fear, deity who personifies fear, from phobos, fear; see -phobe.]

Phobos

(ˈfəʊbɒs)
n
(Celestial Objects) the larger of the two satellites of Mars and the closer to the planet. Approximate diameter (although it has an irregular shape): 23 km. Compare Deimos

Pho•bos

(ˈfoʊ bəs, -bɒs)

n.
one of the two moons of Mars.
[< Greek Phóbos the son and companion of Ares, literally, panic, fear]
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Noun1.Phobos - the larger of the two satellites of Mars
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The smaller of the pair, Deimos, is rarely in the spotlight - even in images from NASA, which often show it together with Phobos.
USA], Jul 21 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, during its orbital trek around the Red Planet.
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Exactly what will take place and when depends on the moon's interior structure, but in December's Nature Geoscience researchers Benjamin Black and Tushar Mittal (University of California, Berkeley) conclude that Phobos won't simply plunge intact into Mars.
Phobos first appears near the lower center of the view and moves toward the top of the view.
If life on Mars exists or existed within the last 10 million years, a mission to Phobos could yield our first evidence of life beyond Earth.
Last November, Russia launched the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft to explore Phobos, one of Mars's two moons.
This probe, launched on 2011 Nov 8, was intended to land on Phobos and return a soil sample to Earth.
Russia''s space agency Roscosmos predicted that only between 20 and 30 fragments of the Phobos probe with a total weight of up to 440 pounds would survive the re-entry and plummet to Earth.
Roscosmos predicts that only between 20 and 30 fragments of the Phobos probe with a total weight of up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) will survive the re-entry and plummet to Earth.