Phobos Photobombs Hubble's Picture of Mars

  • Released Thursday, July 20th, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM

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

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