Saturday, January 30

The Twins

Mars has 2 moons, both look like errant asteroids caught in orbit around the planet. Phobos and Deimos. Phobos, the larger of the 2 is seen here in this animation using several shots taken by the Mars Express Orbiter. While I could look up and include all the details and techy stuff about these moons, I left that to an already printed page. (see the link if you are that interested). I have read this is to date the closest, highest resolution pics of this moon. One thing many don't know is the names are actually related to Mars. Mars being the god of war in Roman mythology, had 2 attachments to do his 'dirty work'; meet Phobos and Deimos, the twins; translated Panic and Terror. 

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