Moons of Mars facts for kids

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Phobos deimos diff
Phobos (top) and Deimos (bottom).

Mars has two little moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are thought to be captured asteroids. They were found by Asaph Hall in 1877.

Moons

Name and how to say
its name
Image diameter (km) Mass (kg)
Mars I Phobos /ˈfoʊbəs/
FOE-bəs
Phobos moon (large).jpg
22.2 km (27×21.6×18.8) 1.08×1016
Mars II Deimos /ˈdaɪməs/
DYE-məs
Deimos-viking1.jpg
12.6 km (10×12×16) 2×1015

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