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Japan tests probe to land on Martian moon Phobos, bring a chunk of it back to Earth

Neil Barnes Silver badge

Re: Scary!

Greek, I think. And I recall a tale whereby Asaph Hall, the discoverer of the two moons, had returned to his observing after being shouted at by his wife, Angelina Strickney - and having discovered them, named them 'Fear' and 'Terror' in her honour.

One of them - Phobos? - has a crater caused by an impact that had it been any bigger, would have shattered the moon: it's named 'Strickney'.

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