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A dead moon

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Doomed Moon of Mars

This moon is doomed. Mars, named for the Roman god of war, has two tiny moons--Phobos and Deimos--whose names are derived from the Greek for fear and panic. These Martian moons may well be captured asteroids originating in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter or perhaps from even more distant reaches of the solar system.

The larger moon, Phobos, is a cratered, asteroid-like object in this stunning color image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Phobos orbits so close to Mars that gravitational tidal forces are dragging it down. In 100 million years or so, Phobos likely will be shattered by stress caused by the relentless tidal forces, the debris forming a decaying ring around Mars.

Danie can you be more specific why you posted this link here about the two Asteroid moons of mars.

Was it because of the name in the intro header of the page?.

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Danie can you be more specific why you posted this link here about the two Asteroid moons of mars.

Was it because of the name in the intro header of the page?.

yes it is doomed and mars is going to be a ringed planet.

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