A recent study found that The moons Mars, Phobos and DimosA collision between the Moon and a stray rock, probably an asteroid, is thought to have occurred between one billion and 2.7 billion years ago, leading to a powerful eruption.
Earthquake data from NASA’s InSight mission were also provided as a computer simulation to determine the historical orbits of the two current moons.
“The idea was to discover the orbits and their ancient changes,” said Dr. John H. Snyder, of the University of Zurich and ETH at the Institute of Geophysics in Zurich.
Data show that two suspicious Martian satellites may have split paths at some point, suggesting that they may have been launched at the same location and are therefore of the same origin.
In their paper published in Nature Astronomy, ETH astronomers from Zurich concluded that they originated from a very large celestial moon, and made calculations based on the nature of the two moons.
It should be noted that these two moons were discovered by the American astronomer Asaph Hall in 1877, and the moon is aptly named after twins in Greek mythology. Phobos is the Greek god of fear and panic Although Demos is the god of fear, Phobos is larger than his twins, 13.9 miles wide, and 7.5 miles in diameter, the first being closer to Mars than its smaller twins.