Excavating Stickney crater at Phobos

  title={Excavating Stickney crater at Phobos},
  author={Megan Bruck Syal and Jared Rovny and Jacqueline Owen and Paul L. Miller},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={10,595 - 10,601}
Stickney crater, at 9 km across, dominates the morphology of ~22 km Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars. The Stickney impact event had global repercussions for Phobos, including extensive resurfacing and fracturing of the moon. Understanding the initial conditions and dynamical consequences of the collision is necessary to test competing hypotheses for the origin of peculiar grooved terrain that striates much of the surface. Previous modeling of the impact event was unable to replicate… 

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