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Fraser
2007-Nov-27, 07:35 PM
With a fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars, and rovers crawling across its surface, there's a flood of images of the Red Planet. It's nice to know the scientists working on those missions can take the time to look elsewhere every now and then. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/11/27/new-images-of-the-martian-moons-phobos-and-deimos/)

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-27, 08:49 PM
Very nice. I just reread the part of The Cosmic Connection about the Martian moons yesterday.

waynek
2007-Nov-29, 06:31 PM
I assume you mean that the orbital period of Phobos is 7 HOURS, 39 minutes (rather than 7 DAYS). With the error it makes the following sentence about orbiting faster than Mars rotates make no sense (assuming you know that Mars rotates in just over 1 day). Cool pictures, though.