Phobos

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Phobos

Phobos is one of the two moons of Mars. It is the closest of the two. The other moon is Diemos. Phobos has three large craters. The largest of the three is named Stickney. Stickney is 10 kilometers in diameter. Phobos was found by Asaph Hall
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Craters of Phobos

Phobos has three large main craters. These craters are called Stickney, Hall, and Roche. The largest crate is Stickney. Stickney is about 1/3 of the diameter of Phobos. The 2nd and 3rd largest are called Hall and Roche, and these craters are about half of Stickney. all three of these craters were named after their discoverer Asaph Hall.

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Greek Origin

In Greek the word Phobos means fear and panic. We get the English word phobia from the Greek word Phobos. Phobos is the Greek god of fear and panic as well. Diemos, the other moon of Mars, is the brother of Phobos and is the greek god of fear and terror. These two Greek gods are the sons of the Greek gods Ares and Aprodite. God of war and Goddess of love.
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