world-news

Mars Express flybys 'within touching distance' of Red Planet's moon

London, Dec. 30 : Mars Express made its closest fly-by yet of Red Planet's moon, Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface, on Dec. 29.


However, the probe is going too fast to click images of the irregularly shaped moon that is 15 miles wide, the Daily Express reported.

Instead, researchers will measure the probe's speed reduction as it enters Phobos' gravitational field to provide clues to its mass and density.

Ground stations around the world are going to be tracking the precise location of the probe for 35 hours, looking for small deviations in it's path.

--ANI (Posted on 30-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Four killed in a blast in Syria

US drone kills 21 in Yemen

Full state honours for Malaysian Indian leader's funeral

Tune into religious music to relieve 'death anxiety'

UN outraged by South Sudan attacks

Chinese bank launches Pretty Mom credit card

Van Basten to be AZ Alkmaar's new coach

Fans begin collecting World Cup tickets

Fans backlash awaits Barca on return to Camp Nou

Hamilton grabs third season pole at Shanghai

Obama signs bill barring Iran's UN envoy-designate

Key to safe ride lies with passengers?

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top