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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Tiny Moons

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Tiny Moons

How a missing moon could explain Mars's mysterious little satellites Scientists have long been puzzled by Mars's strange little moons, Phobos and Deimos. But perhaps a long-gone moon could help unravel the mystery, suggests new research by Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Christian Science Monitor, July 4,2016

A giant impact may have created Mars’ tiny moons by Katherine Lindemann, researchgate, July 4, 2016

Rosenblatt, P., S. Charnoz, K. M. Dunseath, M. Terao-Dunseath, A. Trinh, R. Hyodo, H. Genda, and S. Toupin, 2016, Accretion of Phobos and Deimos in an extended debris disc stirred by transient
moons Nature Geoscience (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2742 Received 18 January 2016 Accepted 18 May 2016

I wonder if pieces of debris from this collision could have been sent towards Earth?


Paul H.

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