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Hey Mars! Put A Ring On It! Articles

Mars’ Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart : The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.

Mars May Become a Ringed Planet Someday : Mars may one day have rings like Saturn’s, if the Red Planet manages to completely crush its innermost moon, Phobos.

Light pollution ‘affects 80% of people’ : More than 80% of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.

Phobos: Facts About the Doomed Martian Moon : The moon’s orbit brings it 6 feet closer to the red planet every century. Facts about the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.

Is the Moon moving away from the Earth? When was this discovered? (Intermediate) – Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer : Ask an Astronomer is run by volunteers in the Astronomy Department at Cornell University. We answer your astronomy questions. Please browse our archive first.