Mission to a Martian Moon

Russia has planned a round trip mission to bring back souvenirs from a tiny moon by Mars. This moon is really tiny and unusual, because it’s not made of solid rock, but some sort of consolidated material. The plan is to bring back material and take a look at it. But did this moon come from Mars or outer space? Russia is also taking this a step further by planning a simulated manned mission to Mars. Also – Easter is coming up. It’s particularly early this year, but it all depends on the cycle of the moon. And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week.

Image credit: NASA
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