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Computer Simulations Suggest Martian Moons Were Separated at Birth More Than a Billion Years Ago – Gizmodo

The Red Planet’s two tiny moons—Phobos and Deimos—could have formed after an ancient collision, according to new research. It’s an intriguing possibility, but not…

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The Red Planets two tiny moonsPhobos and Deimoscould have formed after an ancient collision, according to new research. Its an intriguing possibility, but not everyone is convinced by the evidence.
Phobos and Deimos resemble potatoes (though this may actually be seen as an insult to potatoes). The origin of these malformed moons isnt entirely clear, but their strange shape, combined with their diminutive size, has led to speculation that theyre captured asteroids. Indeed, Phobos measures 14 miles…

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