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Mars Express flybys `within touching distance` of Red Planet`s moon

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:47

Mars Express made its closest fly-by yet of Red Planet`s moon, Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface, on Dec. 29.

ESA orbiter to make flyby of Mars` largest moon Phobos

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:44

European Space Agency`s Mars Express will be making its closest flyby yet of the Red Planet `s largest moon Phobos on December 29, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface.

Russia`s mission to Phobos could reveal Red Planet`s secrets

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 14:03

A new study has helped to confirm the idea that the surface of Phobos contains tons of dust, soil, and rock blown off the Martian surface by large projectile impacts.

Near-Earth asteroids and Mars` 2 moons considered for future space missions

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 19:24

Researchers have successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.

Soon, spiky robot to explore Mars` moon Phobos

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 17:05

Researchers have designed robot `hedgehogs` - about half a metre wide and covered in spikes - to explore the surface of the Martian moon Phobos.

Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 09:14

Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars` satellite in 2018.

Russia blames space radiation for Mars probe failure

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 14:10

Russia`s space agency today blamed the effect of cosmic radiation for the failure of its Phobos-Grunt Mars probe, which crashed over the Pacific Ocean earlier this month.

Mystery persists over Russian spacecraft fall site

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 18:13

Russian officials say they still have no firm information where a failed Mars moon probe plummeted to Earth, the day after it went down.

`Russia Mars probe crashes into Pacific Ocean`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 19:53

Russia believes fragments of its Phobos-Grunt probe which spiralled back to Earth after failing to head on a mission to Mars crashed today into the Pacific Ocean.

Russian spacecraft to crash to Earth Jan 15

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 08:27

A Russian spacecraft designed to burnish the nation`s faded space glory in a mission to one of Mars` moons has turned into one of the heaviest, most toxic pieces of space junk ever.

Russia says spacecraft may crash into Indian Ocean

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 08:59

Russia`s space agency predicts that the fragments of a failed Russian space probe`s could fall into the Indian Ocean, far away from any populated areas.

Russia hints at foul play in its space failures

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 14:39

The head of Russia`s beleaguered space programme hinted today that foreign powers may be behind the string of failures that struck his agency in the past year.