Regolith formation on Phobos and Deimos

M. Banaszkiewicz, W. H. Ip

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Regolith formation on the Martian satellites is considered as a stochastic process. Each cratering event is further divided into five elementary processes: impact cratering, launching of ejecta, blanket formation and recapturing of ejecta from circum-Mars orbits. Peculiarities of the blanket shape for Phobos and Deimos ejecta, found from calculations, are indicated. The possible scenario of the regolith development on the satellites is discussed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1991


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