TOP TEN SPACE PHOTOS: Most Viewed of 2008

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5. New Hi-Res Views of Mars's ''Fear'' Moon Unveiled

In April the Mars-orbiting HiRISE camera caught new high-resolution snapshots of Phobos, a Martian moon named for the Greek god of horror.

The tiny moon's most prominent feature is Stickney Crater, pictured above in false color. The impact that created Stickney is thought to have almost shattered the roughly 17-mile-wide (27-kilometer-wide) moon.

(Find out how Stickney Crater is revealing new insights into Phobos's makeup at the National Geographic News space blog, Breaking Orbit.)

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—Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
 
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