Phobos observations by the OMEGA/Mars Express hyperspectral imager
Publication date: 10 March 2008
Authors: Gondet, B. et al.
Journal: 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Abstract No. 1832
As a complement to Mars observations, Phobos spectral imaging was implemented in order to acquired compositional mapping with the prime objective to answer to the following questions:
- Is Phobos a "primitive" (undifferentiated) body, or is its mass sufficient for this small body to have suffered some degree of internal differentiation, so as to exhibit surface compositional variations reflecting variation with depth?
- Can one detect surface material containing either volatile or organic compounds ?