from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars.
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- proper n. A son of Ares (Mars). Also the Greek god of fear.
- proper n. The innermost natural satellite of Mars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The inner of the two satellites of the planet Mars, discovered by Asaph Hall at Washington, in August, 1877.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the larger of the two satellites of Mars
Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician.
The above photo of Phobos is just breath taking, to see the all the amazing detail just click on the image to view it as full size.
“Phobos is of great interest because it may be rich in water ice and carbon-rich materials,” said Alfred McEwen, HiRISE principal investigator at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, Tucson.”
In 2011 Russia will send a mission called Phobos–Grunt meaning Phobos Soil to land on Phobos, and an experiment will collect a soil sample and return it to Earth for analysis.
Also called Phobos, and the Mad Moon in certain phases.
This machine is called Phobos and, depending upon the configuration, can run around $8,000 and above for the top end model.
Phobos, which is believed to be a captured asteroid, will not stay pinned to Mars forever.
Two small moons (hardly larger than the city of Paris) revolve rapidly round Mars; they are called Phobos and Deimos.
In 2011 Russia will send a mission called Phobos-Grunt (meaning Phobos Soil) to land on the martian moon, collect a soil sample and return it to Earth for analysis.
Phobos 2 arrived safely at Mars in January 1989 and entered into and orbit around Mars as the first step at its destination towards its ultimate goal: to transfer to an orbit that the would make it fly almost in tandem with the Martian moonlet called Phobos (hence the spacecrafts name) and explore the moonlet with highly sophisticated equipment that included two packages of instruments to be placed on the moonlet's surface.
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