Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – Jan. 19, 2014

Potato-Shaped Mars Moon Phobos May Be a Captured Asteroid

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

A new analysis of the spectrum of the Martian moon Phobos shows a resemblance to spectrum and the albedo of D-type asteroids, providing clues about the lunar body's mysterious origins.

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NEXT: China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

U.S. Air Force

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.

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