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The Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart and Triton

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posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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I just read this article!



The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.

“We think that Phobos has already started to fail, and the first sign of this failure is the production of these grooves,” said Terry Hurford of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Phobos was thought to be more-or-less solid all the way through. When the tidal forces were calculated, the stresses were too weak to fracture a solid moon of that size.
The recent thinking, however, is that the interior of Phobos could be a rubble pile, barely holding together.

The same fate may await Neptune’s moon Triton, which is also slowly falling inward and has a similarly fractured surface.



Maybe more celestial bodies will see the same fate in our solar system..

Source NASA




posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: rajas

If this does happen, will there be any chance that the remnants of phobos could become dangerous asteroids that could threaten Earth?



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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Photos



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posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Dont think so, since it was hollow to begin with



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: rajas

According to Wiki it is pretty small too - 27 km × 22 km × 18 km

en.wikipedia.org...

Good to know - thanks for your response and for making this thread!



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: rajas

If this does happen, will there be any chance that the remnants of phobos could become dangerous asteroids that could threaten Earth?


Not in anyone's lifetime.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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Good find.

Looks like all the chickens are hatching. It's gonna be some firework display.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: trifecta

Im gonna bet on Pluto



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: rajas

It is an ancient ship and when they move it they are going to claim if fell apart so this is the set up for the future when they get it working.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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I'm not at all worried about it, as I am certain there are other much more likely cataclysms awaiting us right beneath our feet. But I am curious nonetheless.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: rajas



Looks about the same. Scary!
ETA: Okay, maybe if you squint a little.
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posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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Are they saying that these grooves are some kind of moonlet stretch marks? The strange thing is that these marks are on the inside of a crater too. It looks like they might have been created by rolling borders, but there isn't anything on the surface except impact craters.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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"That's no moon...it's a space station..."



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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The recent thinking, however, is that the interior of Phobos could be a rubble pile, barely holding together.


Are all the major moons of the solar systems artificial - hollow? perhaps put into orbit to enable life to be sustained.
Whoever seeded this planet sure had some technology behind it.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:44 PM
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Scientists expect the moon to be pulled apart in 30 to 50 million years.


Ok. Thanks for that headline.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 05:15 PM
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Considering Phobos is in a retrograde orbit...

I would like to see a scientific explanation for that.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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"That's no space station..., it's a hologram!..."



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: rajas




The recent thinking, however, is that the interior of Phobos could be a rubble pile, barely holding together.


Are all the major moons of the solar systems artificial - hollow? perhaps put into orbit to enable life to be sustained.
Whoever seeded this planet sure had some technology behind it.


Yep, a hollow moon seems too artificial to be natural.

Perhaps they are bases and that we are onto them now..


Peace



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: rajas

If this does happen, will there be any chance that the remnants of phobos could become dangerous asteroids that could threaten Earth?


Fear of that scenario is called 'Phobosophobia'

I may have just made that up.

Yellowstone will probably blow before the Martian moon fireworks and spoil the view



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
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The recent thinking, however, is that the interior of Phobos could be a rubble pile, barely holding together.


Are all the major moons of the solar systems artificial - hollow? perhaps put into orbit to enable life to be sustained.
Whoever seeded this planet sure had some technology behind it.


There's two way that I know of how celestial sphere form.

The first is a chronic collection of hydrogen molecules and space dust from a strong plasma static effect and ionization. This creates a fusion reaction with the material, ultimately forming a spherical shell. The interactions of silicon based minerals in the dust form layers producing piezioelectric dynamics. Eventually, ferrous minerals are attracted to the pile up and magnetized adding the electromagnetic torsion we know as a Magnetic field. That's a simple explanation.

The second formation is more deliberate and acute. Taking the same plasma core body and encasing it in a gigantic cloud of silicone dust, for a instantaneous flash strike solidification. A petrification effect. Kinda like when the character Gandolf shined the rays of the Sun on the Trolls to turn them into a big piece of fulgulrite. It's more complex than that, involving solar ejections, but you get the drift. Pluto is the perfect example of this.



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