Accretion of Phobos and Deimos in an extended debris disc stirred by transient moons

@article{Rosenblatt2016AccretionOP,
  title={Accretion of Phobos and Deimos in an extended debris disc stirred by transient moons},
  author={Pascal Rosenblatt and S{\'e}bastien Charnoz and Kevin M. Dunseath and Mariko Terao-Dunseath and Antony Trinh and Ryuki Hyodo and Hidenori Genda and St{\'e}ven Toupin},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={581-583}
}
Mars has two small moons that may have formed in the aftermath of a giant impact. Simulations suggest that Phobos and Deimos accreted from the disperse outer region of the debris disc that was stirred up by short-lived larger moons. 

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