Japan's space agency has greenlighted an ambitious mission to retrieve a piece of Mars' moon Phobos.
Phobos, one of the two small moons of Mars, could eventually break apart and encircle the planet.
Astronauts on a manned mission to Mars could first use its moon Phobos as a staging area.
A NASA sponsored mission concept aims to send humans to explore Phobos within the next 11 years.
Russian space officials have claimed that cosmic radiation was to blame for the demise of Phobos-Grunt.
Cover-ups and foul play have been suggested as Russia's Phobos-Grunt probe crashes back to Earth.
The stricken Russian Mars probe has been photographed in the sky by an amateur astronomer.
The failed Russian Mars probe is due to crash back down to Earth as early as January next year.
The odds of a recovery for Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars probe are looking increasingly bleak.
The stricken Phobos-Grunt spacecraft is likely to fall back down to Earth as early as next January.
Russia's new $170M Phobos-bound spacecraft suffered equipment failure within minutes of lifting off.
After a 15-year break from space exploration, Russia is sending a spacecraft to Mars' moon Phobos.
Scientists have come up with substantial evidence to suggest that Phobos was formed during a catastrophic event.
Scientists have long believed that the Martian moon Phobos could be porous and filled with vast caverns.
While Mars might still be a little too difficult to reach the tiny moon Phobos could offer the perfect destination for a future mission.
Buzz Aldrin recently hinted at the presence of a 'monolith' on Phobos during an interview, now an image taken from NASA'...
Russia has detailed plans for an ambitious unmanned mission to Phobos, one of the moons of Mars. The probe will attempt ...
In its first mission to Mars in over 10 years Russia plan to send a probe to one of the martian moons Phobos later this ...