Yes, it’s true! The planet Mars has two moons rotating around it. Hard to believe, but it is a fact. These moons are named – Phobos and Deimos which in simple language mean fear and panic. Let us know about these a little more. Phobos and Deimos are tiny in size and it is because of the size that a picture taken from a satellite appears star-like. Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope intended to take pictures of Mars however it happened to capture these little moons too. Their origin dates back to Aug 12, 1877 when American Astronomer Asaph Hall did a search on Martian moons. Let us now look at their peculiar characteristics –
Interesting, isn’t it! Did we ever imagine that like our planet, Mars would also have moons? This galaxy is full of surprises; you never know when a new fact emerges.
By: Priyanka Negi