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Celestial Object of the Day!January 30, 2013
Phobos, Moon of MarsDimensions - 26.8 x 22.4 x 18.4kmDistance from Mars - ~9400kmOrbital 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.
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