I'm particularly interested in this, of course, because of our forthcoming workshop report highlighting a human mission to explore Phobos in 2033. But these will be great for any space fan who wants to bring their understanding of the Mars system to the next level.
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HiRISE view of Phobos, March 23, 2008
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this beautifully detailed view of Mars' moon Phobos on March 23, 2008. The full-size version has a resolution of 5.8 meters per pixel, revealing many tiny craters in Phobos' smooth plains. A color version is also available.
These talks are broadcast live every Monday at 12:00 pm Pacific/3:00 pm Eastern/19:00 UTC, from September through the first week in December of 2015.
Sept 14: Introduction [discovery, physical properties, orbit…]; Dan Britt Sept 21: The Age and Cratering History of Phobos; N. Schmedemann Sept 28: The Formation & Effects of Stickney Impact on Phobos; K. Ramsley Oct 5: The Character and Origin of Phobos’ Grooves; J. Murray Oct 12: Ambiguity of Compositional Data for Phobos and Deimos; A. Rivkin/R. Klima Oct 19: Geology and Geomorphology of Phobos and Deimos; S. Basilevsky Oct 26: Origin of Phobos: Capture; J. Burns Nov 2: Origin of Phobos: Co-accretion, Big Impact; R. Canup Nov 9: Properties of Meteorite Analogues; C. Herd Nov 16: Microgravity Within Mars’ Gravity Well; D. Scheeres Nov 23: Space Weathering and Regolith, Dust; C. Pieters/M. Horanyi Nov 30: Phobos-Deimos ISRU; P. Metzer/R. Mueller Dec 7: Phobos as an Exploration Destination and Base for Mars Exploration; M. Gernhardt
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