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 Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and oddly-shaped, and possibly captured asteroids.
Mars has two tiny natural moons, Phobos and Deimos, which orbit very close to the planet and are thought to be captured asteroids.
Both satellites were discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall, and are named after the characters Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread) who, in Greek mythology, accompanied their father Ares, god of war, into battle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mars_(planet)   (4045 words)

  
 Mars (planet) Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The moon Phobos appears about one third the angular diameter that the full Moon appears from Earth, and when it is full it is bright enough to cast shadows.
There are also transits of Mercury and transits of Venus, and the moon Deimos is of sufficiently small angular diameter that its partial "eclipses" of the Sun are best considered transits (see Transit of Deimos from Mars).
Mars (and its moons) were also the setting for the popular Doom video game franchise and the later Martian Gothic (Martian Gothic: Unification).
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Mars_(planet)   (3036 words)

  
 Animal and Extraterrestrial Intelligent Design - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the Moon and the stars have been celestial Rorschach tests for millennia, it was with the invention of the telescope that it became very apparent that some other planets were essentially Earthlike objects -- something especially apparent for the Moon.
The Moon's craters resemble scaled-up versions of laboratory-produced impact craters and bomb craters, and their continuous size distribution and random scatter are consistent with an essentially random population of impactors.
Mars's other moon Deimos has a similar appearance and a slightly-smaller density, and the four asteroids flown by to date (243 Ida, 951 Gaspra, 253 Mathilde, and 433 Eros) are likewise similar.
wiki.cotch.net /index.php/Animal_and_Extraterrestrial_Intelligent_Design   (4345 words)

  
 Deimos moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Start the Deimos moon page or add a request for it.
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Check for Deimos moon in the deletion log, or visit its deletion vote page if it exists.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/deimos__moon_   (148 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Deimos (moon) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deimos Click image for description Discovery Discovered by Asaph Hall Discovered on August 12 1877 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 23,460 km Eccentricity 0.0002 Revolution period 1.262 d Inclina...
Deimos ("DAY mos") is the smaller and outermost of Mars' two moonss, named after Deimos from Greek Mythology.
As seen from Mars, Deimos has an angular diameter of no more than 2.5' and therefore appears starlike to the naked eye.
www.ipedia.com /deimos__moon_.html   (518 words)

  
 What's New?
Transit of Venus animations as seen from different perspectives, such as from the moon or from the TRACE spacecraft; from Glenn Schneider, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona.
The spacecraft Opportunity captures images of the transit of the Martian moon Deimos across the face of the sun; from Sky and Telescope.
Vamana Project is a 3-phase activity in which students in India measure the radius of the earth using a gnomon; determine the maximum angular separation between the Sun and Venus; and determine the path that Venus takes across the solar disc on June 8, 2004.
www.transitofvenus.org /whatsnew.htm   (8847 words)

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