Published on June 10th, 20130
Unique images: The earth under the shadow of Mars Moon (GALLERY)
Phobos is the largest moon of Mars, but scientists describe it as a small celestial body size. However, to enable us to realize that his size and what means “small celestial body” it can be compared with the city of Grenoble, France.
Phobos is characterized by an irregular shape (similar to a potato) measuring 26.8 x 18.4 km, is 7.2 times larger than Deimos, the second satellite of Mars.
Here’s a map of conventional overlay on Phobos:
Images were made by French artist Ludovic Celle which gives rise to such creations that illustrate how Mars might look like inhabited by imaginary landscapes and vehicles.
Previously, Ludovic Celle created apocalyptic versions and he involved the city.
In terms of size of Grenoble (which has an area of 18.30 km square), he could easily fit in the largest crater of Phobos, Stickney.
Phobos is a really interesting celestial body having a porous surface. It orbits so close to Mars that rises and sets twice a day. Also, it is assumed that it contains within its pores ice
If these images made you ask yourself what would happen if such a body would hit the Earth, then you should know that the event would destroy every vestige of life on the planet.
Source: Dark Roasted Blend