The scale of Mars's moon Phobos compared with Grenoble

This astounding image made by Ludovic Celle shows Phobos, the largest moon of Mars (the other one being Deimos), imposed over the French city of Grenoble in the Alpes.  Image credit: Ludovic Celle / davinci-marsdesign

Phobos’ dimensions are 26,8 x 18,4 km.

The scale of Mars's moon Phobos compared with Grenoble

Image credit: Ludovic Celle / davinci-marsdesign

This satellite view picture, showing how Grenoble and Phobos compare.

Ludovic explains: “What better way to give a scale than to compare with actual things on Earth?

If you carefully look at the center of the picture, you’ll see 2 helicopters, still quite far from the “big rock”.

We can see there that the entire town of Grenoble would easily fit inside Stickney crater, Phobos’ largest crater (on the right).”

Mars's moon Phobos

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

With a mean radius of 11.1 km (6.9 mi), Phobos is 7.24 times as massive as the second moon Deimos. It is named after the Greek god Phobos (which means “fear”), a son of Ares (Mars). Both moons were discovered in 1877.

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