NASA Selects Four People For A Simulated Mission To Mars’ Moon Phobos

NASA has picked four people to spend 45 days trapped in a capsule four times small than a tennis court to see if they could cope with a journey to Mars’ moon Phobos. These experiments are designed to give agencies a better idea of how humans would interact and cope during a long space journey. … Read more

Japan’s Mission to Mars’ Moon Phobos Will Bring a Sample Home by 2029

Phobos imaged by HiRISE. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona Japan’s space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample from Mars’ moon Phobos return to Earth by 2029.  Mission scientists say they hope to find clues to the origins of Mars two moons, as well as … Read more

Japan’s Martian Moons eXploration Mission Will Return a Sample From Mars’ Moon Phobos

Mars is kept company by two cratered moons—an inner moon named Phobos and an outer moon named Deimos. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona The role of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission in the new era of Martian life exploration. The surface of the Martian moon, Phobos, is covered with a variety of material that was … Read more

Asteroid Collision Mars may have given Phobos a microscopic life billions of years ago

Phobos, Mars’ largest moon, could be the key to answering one of the biggest questions in science. Was there life on the red planet? Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have sent the life of an ancient microbe that struck Mars billions of years ago to the moon, which is now “dead” in … Read more