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Nov 9, 2011

Russia launches Phobos-Grunt mission, to collect Mars moon dust (Video)

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Russia launched on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 its Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, as shown in the video below. Its mission is to get soil samples or dust from Phobos, a moon of Mars. As noted at Space.com on Tuesday, the unmanned Phobos-Grunt was launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday 12:16 a.m. (Russia time), or […]


Jan 25, 2011

Mars Express releases Mars moon Phobos latest photos, taken 100 kilometers away

Mars Express releases Mars moon Phobos latest photos, taken 100 kilometers away
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Mars Express recently released latest photos of Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two moons, which was taken on January 9, 2011, as announced by European Space Agency (ESA) on their official website. According to Daily Mail on Monday, Mars Express got close to Phobos from about 100 kilometers (62 miles) away and took photos during […]