Mars’ Small, Stressed Out Moon Is Painfully Relatable In New Photo

Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos, are like the bay leafs of the solar system: they’re fine I guess but what are they trying to do? The larger satellite, Phobos, is interesting because its existence is almost poetic: it’s small, falling apart due to stress, and apparently, desperately in need of validation. Read More >>

Mars Might Have Had a Kickass Big Moon Instead of Two Tiny Crappy Ones 

Orbiting our dusty red neighbour are two puny potatoes, Phobos and Deimos. They look like they belong among the worst (but not the absolute worst) moons in the solar system, but their existence might tell a crazy story about Mars’ history. Read More >>

NASA Spacecraft Avoids Very Embarrassing Collision With Mars’ Moon

We’re all a little uncoordinated at times, but when you’re a hunk of metal hurling through space, the consequences are a bit more severe. This week, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN), which has been orbiting the Red Planet for two years, had to perform a last-minute manoeuvre to avoid a disastrous collision with Mars’ moon, Phobos. NBD, though. Read More >>

We Finally Know What Caused Those Mysterious Craters on Phobos

Phobos just can’t catch a break. Not only is Mars’ lumpy, crusted-over dust bunny of a moon destined to be ripped to pieces in ten million years, it seems the poor thing can’t stop punching itself. Read More >>

A Badass New Theory On the Origin of Mars’s Moons 

Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ lumpy, runty moons, were once pegged as captured asteroids. But the truth is shaping up to be far more interesting. These ruddy satellites could be the lone survivors of a giant impact that eviscerated half of Mars’ surface billions of years ago. Read More >>

One of Mars’ Moons Is Literally Pulling Itself to Pieces

Mars’ moon Phobos is a strange, cratered, misshaped moon—and it’s pulling itself to pieces from the inside out. Read More >>

The Amazingly Creepy Way Mars Will Kill its Moon

It was a rough month for Phobos, as astronomers decreed that Mars is ripping its lumpy moon apart. But apparently, Phobos’s loss is the Red Planet’s gain. After the satellite is torn to pieces, its fragments will fan out into a disk and 20 million years from now, Mars will become a ringed planet. Read More >>

Japan Plans to Explore Martian Moons With Asteroid-Probing Tech

Countries are scrambling to get to Mars in a good ol’ fashioned space race. But focus might be shifting to the red planet’s two moons. According to reports, Japan announced plans yesterday to bring its asteroid-probing technology to the tiny Martian satellites. Read More >>

Phobos-Digging Spacecraft Fails But There’s Still Hope

One of the most interesting interplanetary spacecrafts has failed before starting its voyage to Mars. It was going to land on Phobos, dig a piece and bring it back to Earth. It also carried Earths's life for a very clever experiment. Read More >>

We’re Sending Germs to Mars

What happens when living organisms are bombarded with cosmic radiation for years on end? We don't know, unless comic books are allowed into the discussion. But an upcoming mission will put earthling microbes in the crossfire en route to Mars. Read More >>