Thursday, April 10, 2008

Meet PHOBOS


FEAR, incarnate.


Say hello to Phobos, the inner of Mars' two moons. This photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter late last month. It is either a mere, large hunk of floating rock, or something created in my third grade ceramics class. It does look a bit familiar, so...



2 comments:

Evan said...

Ah, but how could you neglect his brother Deimos, "Terror"? Together they are the fitting vanguard of the god of war.

I love the naming schemes of planetary features. Saturnian moons named after Shakespearian characters, Mercurian escarpments named after the ships of famous explorers. It's great stuff.

Bruce Gee said...

Great comment, Evan!

But...

does Deimos look like a lump of clay also?