The Moons of Mars Explained -- Phobos & Deimos MM#2

  • Published: 12 May 2014
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  • Krypt
    Krypt  2 days back

    Oh Damn

    • slim axolotl sub 2 pewdiepie

      My cat is named phobos I had no idea phobos is the God of fear

      • Nug U
        Nug U  6 days back

        I don't get how the moons are getting closer or further away. What about conservation of energy and elliptic orbits? And for the exact same reason I don't see how an astroid could suddenly just start orbiting a planet.

        • Xavell
          Xavell  7 days back

          Geometry Dash PHOBOS and DEIMOS

          • Unhappiness
            Unhappiness  1 weeks back

            Sorry, but I can't understand... why Jupiter's massive gravity kicked the two asteroid and attracted to Mars, a planet's gravity is the ability to pull something towards itself, right? but why JUPITER'S GRAVITY PUSH the two asteroid?

            • Solestebano
              Solestebano  2 weeks back

              PASATE PHOBOS

              • mathias maineri
                mathias maineri  2 weeks back

                Humans: yes we made iiiiiiiiiiii fuck come on!

                • OMHG A.K.A just a pie
                  OMHG A.K.A just a pie  2 weeks back

                  But if Phobos gets ripped in to pieces and turns into a ring Mars isn’t moonless. The exact definition of a moon is an object that orbits something and was not put there by any civilization, will every little stone in the ring be put there by some kind of civilization? No, every little stone will be it’s own moon

                  • SylkaChan
                    SylkaChan  3 weeks back

                    Too bad Mars didn't get Ceres and Vienna.

                    • animagi
                      animagi  4 weeks back

                      5/7 not enough demons
                      - IGN

                      • anh ngo trong
                        anh ngo trong  4 weeks back


                        • Ahmetdeniz Darcan
                          Ahmetdeniz Darcan  4 weeks back

                          Kurzgesagt guy:there are more like giant potatos
                          Me:found my new home

                          • spacelover132123
                            spacelover132123  1 months back

                            Phobos and deimos are prenounced foe bows and dee mows

                            • 2wolfninja
                              2wolfninja  1 months back

                              EASTER EGG 00:37

                              • Sean Keste Bernales
                                Sean Keste Bernales  1 months back

                                Guess that's Madness animation by Krinkels for today.

                                • SilverGalaxy728
                                  SilverGalaxy728  1 months back

                                  Let's home mars gets rings but I would be dead when that happens if it even happens

                                  • Foxboy Gaming
                                    Foxboy Gaming  1 months back

                                    Aw Jupiter give his brother a small moon for birthday

                                    • Meat Boy
                                      Meat Boy  1 months back

                                      Pásate phobos:v

                                      • Renan_PS
                                        Renan_PS  1 months back

                                        Phobos is the name of your horse in AC:Odyssey, and Deimos is the name of the villain in the same game, did Ubisoft named them? (obviously I know it was the greeks)

                                        • Saturn
                                          Saturn  1 months back

                                          Jupiter and Mars loved playing catch

                                          • Exterior Shock
                                            Exterior Shock  2 months back

                                            In a hundred billion years?! wth! The sun won't even glow anymore by that time!

                                            • It’s Thanos
                                              It’s Thanos  2 months back

                                              Why does this need an explanation video?

                                              • Saif Mohammad
                                                Saif Mohammad  2 months back

                                                Why Mars Have North pole and south pole Please make a video about Why Mars Have North and South Pole

                                                • Paper bag Boy
                                                  Paper bag Boy  2 months back

                                                  0:34 I love how he says potatoes

                                                  • Redy Stony
                                                    Redy Stony  2 months back

                                                    Jupiter: Mars !!! Do you want to play a game of fetch ? Imma use some of those weird insects floating around me...

                                                    • David Legend
                                                      David Legend  2 months back

                                                      Why do teachers not use this content?

                                                      • Ryan Matthew Perry
                                                        Ryan Matthew Perry  2 months back

                                                        That will kill a few plot points for the Doom Universe a few 100 million years from now 🙃

                                                        • Anton Ironstag
                                                          Anton Ironstag  2 months back

                                                          "You're *tearing* me apart, Mars!" Phobos

                                                          • 5upremists
                                                            5upremists  2 months back

                                                            Asteroid dinosaurs is 2 million Tsar bombas exploded together.Phobos weighs more than the astroid

                                                            • KKKLEJ Matrixo181
                                                              KKKLEJ Matrixo181  2 months back

                                                              1:40 Good Habitability If Its Ceres

                                                              • cookiebuster
                                                                cookiebuster  2 months back

                                                                Build a mars base they said.....It will be safe they said 1:13

                                                                • Ibrahim Abdalla
                                                                  Ibrahim Abdalla  2 months back

                                                                  0:38 It's always fun to find a Tardis in Kurzgesagt videos.

                                                                  • Sparky Cas
                                                                    Sparky Cas  2 months back

                                                                    2017. nah
                                                                    2018: uhm maybe
                                                                    2019: today it's the day

                                                                    anyone here on 2019

                                                                    • Vicky Li
                                                                      Vicky Li  2 months back

                                                                      The moons and stars in a nutshell with difficulty...

                                                                      • UncreativeUsername
                                                                        UncreativeUsername  2 months back

                                                                        *_at doom's gate plays_*

                                                                        • Straef
                                                                          Straef  2 months back

                                                                          A surprisingly not depressing video. Unless you were planning on living on Mars, 3000 years from now, I suppose.

                                                                          • Google Sucks
                                                                            Google Sucks  2 months back

                                                                            Mars could send Deimos on a collision course with earth?

                                                                          • Zacky Lantoria
                                                                            Zacky Lantoria  2 months back

                                                                            Assasins creed odessy

                                                                            • Ambitious Idiot
                                                                              Ambitious Idiot  3 months back

                                                                              Imagine standing on a planet with rings... That would be nice...

                                                                              • king sosa
                                                                                king sosa  3 months back

                                                                                So one of mars moons is like a ticking time bomb slowly creeping closer and closer

                                                                                • Sanchit Desai
                                                                                  Sanchit Desai  3 months back

                                                                                  Jupiter kicked them
                                                                                  Mars caught them

                                                                                  • himbux terrafux
                                                                                    himbux terrafux  3 months back

                                                                                    Deimos is escaping Mars...Yes, it goes to hell.

                                                                                    • shashi kumar
                                                                                      shashi kumar  3 months back

                                                                                      damn that was quick but really informative

                                                                                      • Nebojsa Lukić
                                                                                        Nebojsa Lukić  3 months back

                                                                                        I know phobos from warframe

                                                                                        • Oofi
                                                                                          Oofi  3 months back

                                                                                          Fobos stayed to hurt mars and Deimos is abandoning him. Friendship is magic.

                                                                                          • Benjamin Carrillo
                                                                                            Benjamin Carrillo  3 months back

                                                                                            Boring Mars- YOU DONT CALL BORING

                                                                                            • Varsha Doiphode
                                                                                              Varsha Doiphode  3 months back

                                                                                              Btw Deimos is pronounced Day-e-mos