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Japan is sending out a rover to Mars’s moon Phobos in 2024

Space

The Martian Moons expedition objective is slated to release for Phobos in September 2024– as soon as it arrives, it will drop off a rover, get some samples and head home

By Leah Crane

The MMX objective will check out the Martian moon Phobos

JAXA

Update: The launch date of this objective has actually been relocated to 2026.

A piece of Mars’s greatest moon is returning to Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is sending out a spacecraft to Phobos to analyze its surface area and restore samples that ought to assist scientists determine precisely how this unusual moon formed.

The Martian Moons expedition (MMX) objective is slated to release from Tanegashima Space Center …

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