The groovy moon ESA

Without doubt, Phobos is the grooviest moon of the Solar System. By that I mean, that it is covered with a multitude of parallel grooves.
Initially, it was thought that these markings radiated away from the largest crater on Phobos. Called Stickney, the crater has a diameter of 9 km and is the most obvious feature of the moon’s pockmarked surface. Some thought that the grooves were debris ejected across Phobos during Stickney’s creation. In other words, they were similar to the bright rays of material seen emanating from some craters on the Moon. Most thought that they were fractures in the moon, opened up by the mighty impact. But these hypotheses were based upon an incomplete picture of Phobos – literally and metaphorically.