[meteorite-list] Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Tiny Moons

From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 18:12:13 -0500
Message-ID: <ec69dd21-6cc9-a19d-6374-b48f620763ba_at_att.net>

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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