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Mars Biggest Natural Satellite ‘Phobos

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • The Mangalyaan Mission (also known as Mars Orbiter Mission) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has captured the image of Phobos (the largest Moon or Natural Satellite of Mars)
  • The image of Phobos was captured from a distance of 4200 kilometres by the Mars Orbiter Mission.
  • Stickney Crater is the largest crater on the Phobos. In the image captured by Mars Orbiter Mission, Stickney Crater is visible along with Roche, Shklovsky and Grildrig craters of Phobos.
  • Phobos and Deimos are the two natural satellites of Mars.
  • Phobos is referred to as the Innermost Natural Satellite of Mars whereas Deimos is the outermost.
  • Phobos is seven times larger than Deimos.

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