Mars May Literally Be Tearing Its Own Moon Apart

Posted by on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Many of us have that one neighbor we don't particularly get along with, Mars is no different, but Mars has gone to the extreme by ripping it apart.

Scientists say that new modeling indicates that the grooves on Mars’ moon Phobos could be produced by tidal forces, the mutual gravitational pull of the planet and the moon.

But no need to wait for Mars to destroy its moon, it won't happen for another 50 million years.

Phobos is the larger and inner of the two natural satellites of Mars, the other being Deimos. Both moons were discovered in 1877 by American astronomer Asaph Hall.

The Team

© Wx Centre