posted on Sep, 4 2003 @ 12:36 AM
Some info on Phobos for you.
Phobos, the largest Martian, gouged and nearly shattered by a giant impact crater and beaten by thousands of meteorite impacts, is on a collision
course with Mars
Phobos, named after a messenger of the Roman god of war, is the larger of Mars' two moons and 27 by 22 by 18 km in diameter. It orbits Mars three
times a day, and is so close to the planet's surface that in some locations on Mars it cannot always be seen.
Phobos is nearing Mars at a rate of 1.8 meters every hundred years; at that rate, it will either crash into Mars in 50 million years or break up into
a ring. Its most prominent feature is the six-mile crater Stickney, its impact causing streak patterns across the moon's surface. Stickney was seen
by Mars Global Surveyor to be filled with fine dust, with evidence of boulders sliding down its sloped surface.
I have heard the rumors of it disappearing, and quite honestly, I do not find any credence to them.