How the REAL 'Death Star' was born: Astronomers reveal how Martian moon Phobos got its distinctive shape



New simulations have revealed the massive impact that may have created our solar system’s own 'Death Star'.
A bizarre 5.6-mile-wide crater marring the surface of Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, has long baffled scientists, with many noting its physical resemblance to the fictional-planet destroyer in the Star Wars films.
Now, researchers have found numerous scenarios that could have created the feature without entirely destroying Phobos, including an an asteroid or comet roughly 250 meters across slamming into the moon at nearly 4 miles per second.
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12 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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