Who’s Scared of the Little Potato Moon of Mars?

Mars’s moon Phobos photobombs a photo of Mars

Hubble image of Mars in which you can see red clay areas as well as darker areas. The planet is also tinged with an ethereal blue from the northern pole down the left side down to the southern pole and a particularly bright area of blue at around the equator on the right side. We also see one of its 2 moons, Phobos, make an appearance in orbit around the planet on the left. As this image is the compilation of 13 exposures over 22 minutes, we see thirteen little dots in a row as it orbited Mars.
NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet sourced from Astropix. Image Credits: NASA and ESA, Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute, Image Source:,

Welcome back to the Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings (MAPPs) series where every Monday I normally pick one of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) entries from the past seven days to focus on in some



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