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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:

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

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.


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.


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

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.

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


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