Celestial Object of the Day!
January 30, 2013
Phobos, Moon of Mars
Dimensions - 26.8 x 22.4 x 18.4km
Distance from Mars - ~9400km
Orbital Period - 7h 39.2m (on Earth)
Acceleration of Gravity on the Surface - 0.0084-0.0019 m/s^2
Stickney Crater is cool. It’s the really big one on the right side. It is named after Asaph Hall’s (the discoverer of the moon) wife, Angeline Stickney Hall.