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Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express

January 3, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

I just stumbled across this picture of the small Martian moon Phobos taken by the ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft. Pictures of Phobos aren’t unusual. What impressed me with the picture was having Mars in the background. A larger version of the picture can be found here on the Astronomy Picture of the Day […]

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 won’t impact Earth in next 100 years

April 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The potentially Earth threatening asteroid 2005 YU55 was imaged by the Arecibo Radar (Radio) Telescope in Puerto Rico on April 19. Data collected during Arecibo’s observation of 2005 YU55 allowed the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to refine the space rock’s orbit, allowing scientists to rule out any possibility […]

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