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Published on Feb 13, 2016
You might be familiar with the majestic rings of Saturn. All the other gas giants - Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have planetary rings. But did you know that in a few tens of millions years, our neighbor Mars too will have rings around it?
Martian moon Phobos is slowly losing orbit due to tidal forces. In about 20 to 40 million years the tidal force will be strong enough to pull the moon apart. The debris will form a planetary ring around Mars.