Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 11946

Phobos Photobombs Hubble's Picture of Mars

When the Hubble Space Telescope observed Mars near opposition in May, 2016, a sneaky companion photobombed the picture. Phobos, the Greek personification of fear, is one of two tiny moons orbiting Mars. In 13 exposures over 22 minutes, Hubble captured a timelapse of Phobos moving through its 7-hour 39-minute orbit.

Read more information here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-sees-martian-moon-orbiting-the-red-planet

Find the full media release on the HubbleSite.
 

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Keywords:
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Moons
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Phobos