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Mars' largest moon, Phobos, may have been blasted off into space by some catastrophe on the planet's surface, say two different scientific studies.
Compositional analyses of thermal infrared spectra from ESA’s Mars Express and NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor missions, may solve the long-standing mystery of the origin of the Martian satellites Phobos and Deimos.
Some have suggested that both moons could be asteroids formed in the outer part of the main asteroid belt and subsequently captured