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Planetary characteristics
Orbit9,378 km from parent (mean)
Diameter27 x 21.6 x 18.8 km
Surface Gravitynegligible
Year7.75 hours
Day0 hours
Mean Temperature40°K (-233°C)
Water/Ice Index0%
Population (2013)55,000
Political AffiliationFenspace Convention
GovernmentDirect Democracy
CapitalPort Phobos
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Phobos (systematic designation: Mars I) is the larger and closer of Mars' two small moons, the other being Deimos. It is named after the Greek god Phobos (which means "fear"), a son of Ares (Mars). A small, irregularly shaped object, Phobos orbits about 9,377 km from the center of Mars, closer to its primary than any other planetary moon.


Early explorers from Port Lowell scout Phobos' surface

Again, gentle reader, this section is but a placeholder as we don't have a comprehensive history of the settlement of Phobos at hand. Fear not, eventually one of our brighter lights will come up with something entertaining. --The Mgt.

Places of Interest

Most of the action is at Port Phobos. Port Phobos began as a freight waystation for material headed to Helium and Port Lowell, but rapidly mutated into the single largest port facility in Fenspace, outstripping Stellvia and Crystal Tokyo in terms of cargo and passengers moved. This rapid growth has turned Port Phobos into a free-floating version of Manhattan, with almost as high a population density. The internal habitat is slowly hollowing out the entire moon, using the mined material to build ever more elaborate networks of docks and skyscrapers on the outer surface.

The main administrative offices of the Artemis Foundation were also located in Port Phobos from the foundation's creation in April 2014 until the end of that year.

External Links

Phobos 360
Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2013 December 25 - an animation of an orbit around Phobos.