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Comparison: Phobos vs. Mars

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Discovered By
A. Hall
Known by the Ancients
Date of Discovery
1877
Unknown
Average Orbit Distance
9,376 km
227,943,824 km
Perihelion/Perigee (closest)
9,234 km
206,655,215 km
Aphelion/Apogee (farthest)
9,518 km
249,232,432 km
Equatorial Radius
11.1 km
3,389.5 km
Equatorial Circumference
69.7 km
21,296.9 km
Volume
5,729 km3
163,115,609,799 km3
Mass
10,658,529,896,187,200 kg
641,693,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
Density
1.872 g/cm3
3.934 g/cm3
Surface Area
1,548.30 km2
144,371,391 km2
Equatorial Surface Gravity
0.0057 m/s2
3.71 m/s2
Escape Velocity
41 km/h
18,108 km/h
Rotation Period (Length of Day)
0.3189 sidereal days
1.026 sidereal days
Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.000873101 sidereal years
1.8808476 sidereal years
Mean Orbit Velocity
7696.7 km/h
86,677 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0151
0.0933941
Orbit Inclination to Ecliptic
1.075 degrees
1.85 degrees
Orbit Circumference
58,907.79 km
1,429,085,052 km

 

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Last Updated: 30 Aug 2014