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WHAT LURKS BENEATH? PROBE DETECTS “UNKNOWN FEATURES” INSIDE MARTIAN MOON PHOBOS

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Examining these reflections, captured in a “radargram,” could paint scientists a better picture of Phobos’ sub-surface structures, as well as its overall composition. Bright lines in the radargram indicate more or less innocuous surface reflections, but the scientists say there’s evidence of fainter, “lower reflections” that could be signs of subterranean structures. To get to the bottom of this mystery, the ESA will be collaborating with the Japanese Space Agency to collect samples from Phobos’ surface in the Martian Moon Exploration (MMX) mission, currently set to launch in 2024… (READ MORE)

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