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Marsmond Phobos received its strange grooves from Rolling Boulders | Planet science, space exploration

Recent research from Brown University reinforces the idea that grooves traversing the surface of Phobos, the larger of the two moons, were created by rolling boulders freed of a large asteroid impact. Marsmond Phobos. Picture credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona. Phobos grooves visible on most lunar surfaces were first discovered by NASA Marines and Vikings in the …

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Asteroid Ryugu landscape filled with rocks and boulders

The Shadow of the Rover MASCOT before he landed on Ryugu. Photo taken of spaceship Hayabusa2 of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. ( Hayabusa2 ) The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reports that the asteroid Ryugu is full of rocks and boulders, almost no flat landing areas. MASCOT Lander Finally on Ryugu The Franco-German rover, Mascot, successfully reached the surface of …

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