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Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Due to their small size and irregular shape, Phobos and Deimos strongly resembled asteroids but no one understood how Mars could have "captured" them and made them into satellites with almost circular and equatorial orbits. 

NASA's manned mission to Mars possible by 2039

NASA's manned mission to Mars possible by 2039

NASA may be able to land astronauts on Mars cost-effectively by 2039 if the US space agency takes a stepwise approach that includes a manned trip to the red planet's moon Phobos, scientists say.

Mars Express helps create best orbital model of Deimos

A new study using images taken by ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has provided the best orbital model of the Martian moon Deimos to date.