“Mars’ Electric Moon” –Solar Eruptions Could Electrify Red Planet’s Phobos (VIDEO)

    Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on … Continue reading “Mars’ Electric Moon” –Solar Eruptions Could Electrify Red Planet’s Phobos (VIDEO)