“The issue of the origins of Phobos and Deimos is a fun sort of mystery, because we have two competing hypotheses that cannot both be true,” Fries said.
I found this profoundly moving. Clair de Lune is always one of those prickly hair on the back of the neck songs for me. But this takes it to an entirely new level.
Bravo, NASA Goddard.
I really like this picture. Not only does it show surprising detail despite the dust storm, but look at those moons!
Deimos is tiny and weird. We have surprisingly little good imagery of it. Here’s a new composite from old sources. No sign of baobabs.
At first, the moons of Mars seem somewhat underwhelming as moons go. Small and misshapen, they don’t seem worth our attention. Still, since humans will one day look up at them and call them their own, maybe we should take a closer look at what that view will be like. We might find that they are more interesting than we expect. Continue reading “Moons”