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New Theory Says Phobos Formed From Re-Accretion of Impact Debris - Universe Today
[/caption] Most theories on the formation of Phobos and its sister moon of Mars, Deimos, hold that the two moons did not form along with Mars, but were captured asteroids. However, new research indicates that Phobos formed relatively near its current location via re-accretion of material blasted into Mars’ orbit by some catastrophic event, such … Continue reading "New Theory Says Phobos Formed From Re-Accretion of Impact Debris"