Phobos

One of Two Mars' Moons!

Some Awesome Facts!

  • Phobos was formed around 4.5 billion years ago
  • Its 9,377 km away from Mars
  • It takes 11.1 hours to orbit fully around Mars

Who Discovered Phobos?

Asaph Hall discovered Phobos on August 18th, 1877. He discovered it at United States Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. The Moon was named after the Greek god. In mythology terms, Deimos (Phobos's Twin Brother) is actually the other Mars' Moon.


Pictures of Phobos (Far Left), Deimos (Center), and Mars (Far Right).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it so, bumpy?


  • It is "bumpy" because it was formed by metros being smashed together, forming it.

Could you live on Phobos?

  • No, you would die from suffocation due to the lack of oxygen.

What is the surface area of Phobos?

  • 2,400 square miles.

More info (work cited)

"Phobos (moon)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 June 2013. Web. 13 June 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(moon)


"Deimos (moon)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 June 2013. Web. 13 June 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deimos_(moon)


"Mars." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 June 2013. Web. 13 June 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars