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Images Dated 27th January 1993

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false-colour image of Phobos Featured 27 Jan 1993 Print

false-colour image of Phobos

False-colour image of Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, as seen by the Russian Phobos 2 spacecraft on 28 February 1989. Phobos is about 22 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Mars at an average distance of 9380 km. The composition of Phobos, and its smaller partner Deimos, suggests that both are captured asteroids from the far edge of the main asteroid belt. The mechanism for this capture event is uncertain, but almost certainly involved the asteroids being pulled out of their original orbits by Jupiter, sending them toward Mars

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