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Phobos & Deimos — The Moons of Mars Explained

Where did Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos come from? How did they end up in orbit around Mars? This cool video from the folks at Kurzgesagt answers the most-oft asked questions about these mini moons.

You should also check out their other wonderful videos, like the one about our own Moon, below, which explains how big our Moon really is. The answer might surprise you.

Who is Kurzgesagt? They are video designers who create fun and intellectually stimulating content about space, science and many other topics. “Kurz gesagt” is a German expression for “to make a long story short” and the Kurzgesagt team says it precisely conveys their goal to present complex topics in a short and understandable way to the world. “Also, we want to make stuff that simply looks awesome.”

Mission accomplished! Look for more videos from Kurzgesagt on Universe Today in the future.

Check out their website here and all their videos on their You Tube page.

Phobos and Deimos. Image credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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