Is Martian moon Phobos locked in a cycle of destruction and rebirth?

Scientists have been predicting the demise of the Martian moon Phobos and its rebirth as a planetary ring for a while now. However, a new study suggests that this isn't the first time it's headed for destruction – nor is it likely to be the last... Continue Reading Is Martian moon Phobos locked in a cycle of destruction and rebirth? Category: Space Tags: Solar System Moon Mars NASA Purdue University Related Articles: MIT study redefines the role of meteorites in the formation of the early solar system Study claims lunar caverns could hold city-size colonies Ancient Martian volcano erupted non-stop for 2 billion years DeepHand motion tracking enters the VR arms race Three most likely creation theories for the phantom "Planet Nine"

Is Martian moon Phobos locked in a cycle of destruction and rebirth?

Scientists have been predicting the demise of the Martian moon Phobos and its rebirth as a planetary ring for a while now. However, a new study suggests that this isn't the first time ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Gizmag

Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day, Wed 22 Mar 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Mars’ moons could be remnants of earlier rings, destined to form a new one

A new paper suggests that a giant impact set off a process that's still going.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Ars Technica

Mars May Have Once Had Rings — and Could Sport Them Again

Mars' diminutive moon Phobos may be the latest in a series of increasingly smaller moons that formed from rings of debris that circled the Red Planet in its past, and likely will ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Discovery News

Mars Might Have Had a Kickass Big Moon Instead of Two Tiny Crappy Ones 

Orbiting our dusty red neighbor are two puny potatoes, Phobos and Deimos. They look like they belong among the worst (but not the absolute worst) moons in the solar system, but their existence ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Gizmodo

New theory suggests Mars had rings in the past

And Phobos could become more rings in the future.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Astronomy.com

Mars may have had rings, and they may come back: study

Mars could once have had rings, and the red planet may regain them again, according to a new study.A new model developed by scientists at Purdue University in the U.S. suggests that debris ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from The Hindu

Mars May Have Once Been a Ringed Planet — and It Could Be Again

Mars’ moons were likely formed by a ring of debris blasted into space after the Red Planet was hit by a massive impact and, when the moon Phobos disintegrates in 70 million years, another ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Astroengine

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