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originally posted by: NowanKenubi
Hm. Isn't it funny how Hoagland 'predicted' a while ago that Phobos was hollow and the grooves were structural failings. He also said it was a space station of some sorts, but that's another story.
originally posted by: rajas
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: rajas
Considering Phobos is in a retrograde orbit...
I would like to see a scientific explanation for that.
Gravity, always gravity
It is also weird to have a retrograde orbit for a naturally occurring satellite.
Phobos rises in the west and sets in the east
Phobos doesn't revolve opposite Mars' rotation. But Triton does orbit opposite the rotation of Neptune. Is Triton a spaceship?
Its not heard of where a natural satellite has a reverse orbit than the planet it orbits.
My mistake. You talked about no "natural satellites" displaying retrograde orbits. That would imply an artificial satellite, which might be considered a spaceship by some.
I said nothing about spaceships.
Any reason you have to act like an ass?