Hubble Space Telescope captured Mars' tiny moon, Phobos, on camera

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Mars (NASA / CNN) -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured one the smallest moons in the Solar System.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured one the smallest moons in the Solar System. Hubble was taking pictures of Mars, when its tiny moon, called Phobos, appeared. Phobos is actually shaped like a football. Courtesy: NASA / CNN

Hubble was taking pictures of Mars, when its tiny moon, called Phobos, appeared.

Phobos is actually shaped like a football, and is so small it could fit inside the Washington DC Beltway.

Scientists say it looks like the gravitational pull of mars is tearing Phobos apart.

They say the moon will crash into the red planet within 30 to 50 million years or be torn to pieces and scattered as a ring around Mars.



 
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