PDA

View Full Version here: : Phobos chip of the Old Block


astroron
21-09-2010, 12:32 PM
New Evidence that Phobos one of the two moons of Mars was formed like our Moon from Material thrown of from a collision with another Body in the distant past:question:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11378762

renormalised
21-09-2010, 02:41 PM
Interesting article....would like to see the paper this news item was based upon.

higginsdj
22-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Yes, it would make an interesting read. I just love the lead expression "Firm evidence" associated with "might", "could", "possible", "would seem"...... There was certainly nothing firm or definitive in the article.

Cheers

CraigS
22-09-2010, 11:25 AM
I looked everywhere I could for this report, yesterday and drew a blank.

The Italian/French consortium behind all this has a myriad of information repositories and it beats me how anyone could find anything they were looking for on any of their websites ! Its like rabbit's warren with loopbacks etc, all included !

Frustrating stuff.

Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(moon)) tells the best story, from what I've found.

Cheers

astroron
22-09-2010, 12:36 PM
I hope you noticed that I put a question mark against this post;)

renormalised
22-09-2010, 12:53 PM
I just went to the P&SP journal site to see if I could find the article....couldn't see it in the preprint and articles in press section. Might not be coming out till later and hasn't been included in the articles in press section, yet.

CraigS
22-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Probably not written yet.
It was delivered as a presentation at the conference, apparently.

Cheers

renormalised
22-09-2010, 01:14 PM
Yeah, might not be. Although it was said to be already reviewed and sent to P&SP??