Getting a sense of perspective for our solar system is sometimes tricky. Planetary bodies and their satellites are in comprehensively huge, right? Well, maybe not with Mars, and it’s wee moons, Phobos and Deimos. Dinky by most measures, this cute and clever video infographic gives you a nice reference for their size and orbit. Well done. Via The Daily Beast:
Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos
Compared to our own moon, they are quite rinky dink, though still the size of Mt. Everest or so.
Their own gravity is weak enough that they don’t even form nice clean spheres.