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Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

The four new research teams will join the existing nine teams in SSERVI to address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners.

NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'

NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the spacecraft carried out a rocket motor burn that boosted its velocity by 0.4 meters per second (less than 1 mile per hour). 

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. 

New NASA images may solve mystery of Mars moon Phobos

New NASA images may solve mystery of Mars moon Phobos

The MAVEN data, when fully analysed, will also help scientists look for organic molecules on the surface.

Mars too will gain a Saturn-like ring

Mars too will gain a Saturn-like ring

The resulting rubble from Phobos - rocks of various sizes and a lot of dust - would continue to orbit Mars and quickly distribute themselves around the planet in a ring.