A new study has provided convincing evidence that supports the idea that the unusual traces found on Marsh Moon Phobos…
A new study has provided convincing evidence that supports the idea that the unusual traces found on Marsh Moon Phobos may have originated originally after rolling stones released from an asteroid under the influence.
According to Phys.org the new research on Phobo’s computer models uses to try to understand how immediate junk Stickney crater would react. These models illustrate that stone blocks of different sizes, colliding with the asteroid that would form the crater, could very easily have created the strange tracks seen today on this scale by Mars.
Ken Ramsley, a planet science researcher at Brown University, who led the new study on the traces found on Phobos, explained that these patterns are a unique and focused feature of Mars moon and have been the subject of much debate for many decades.
] While some scientists have speculated that objects affecting Mars may have been fragmented and hit this way, others have suggested that Marshmallow is slowly destroyed as Mars gravity tears actively from each other, with the traces showing how broken it has been over time.
However, other researchers suggested that there should certainly be a link between the Stickney Crater and the tracks on Mars. During the recent NASA missions in the 1970s, scholarly scientists Jim Head and Lionel Wilson suggested ejecting, including rolling, sliding or even bouncing rock blocks, may be the likely guilty behind the moon’s special traces. And it is Head himself as co-author, the new research on how rolling rocks may have caused these traces.
To create Phobo’s computer models, Ramsley explained that it actually was a rather simple experiment in reality.
“The model is really just an experiment we run on a laptop. We put all the basic ingredients in, then we press the button and we see what’s happening.”
These models showed that the pebbles or pebbles sat down parallel roads, which is much in line with the parallel paths of tracks that can be seen on Phobos today, according to Ramsley.
“We think this is a pretty strong case that this rolling rock model accounts for most if not all of the tracks on Phobos.”
The new study illustrating how rolling rocks may have caused the traces of Marsh Moon Phobos has been published in Planetary and Space Science .