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Daily No. 78 - To Mars Via Phobos and Deimos?

Could Mars’ enigmatic moons Phobos and Deimos be the first stop on our way to land humans on Mars? This question took center stage on the last day of the 3rd International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos at NASA Ames today. 277 more words


Daily No. 77 - Sample Returns from Phobos and Deimos

This week I have the privilege of attending two exploration focused conferences at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The 3rd International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos runs today and tomorrow with the annual Exploration Science Forum rounding out the week. 263 more words


Falling Rocks

Universal truths in space, / on earth

matter collides/ fear and terror

create new worlds/  bodies lost, crashing

of giant rocks/ bombed to submission… 136 more words


The Red Planet

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the “Red Planet” because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. 404 more words

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So How Did Mars Get Its Moons?

It’s slightly different behind the scenes this week as I have had a request to do a write up on a specific paper, which saves me a job because it can take me as long to decide what to write on as it does to do the actual writing. 1,097 more words


Daily No. 17 - Are Mars' Moons Leftovers from a Giant Impact?

Despite some 40-odd missions to the Red Planet, Mars’ two moons Phobos and Deimos have yet to be visited and closely examined by a robotic explorer. 269 more words