Deimos

[dahy-mos]
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noun

an ancient Greek personification of terror, a son of Ares and Aphrodite.
Astronomy. one of the two moons of Mars.

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Historical Examples of deimos

  • Kit and Astro immediately took charge of getting the bulky boxlike chamber back to Deimos where it could be opened safely.

    Treachery in Outer Space

    Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman

  • We are only a few hundred miles away from Deimos, the outer one, and he is twelve thousand five hundred miles from Mars.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith

  • He suggested that they consider their requests while his ship attempted to tow them in to Deimos.

    This World Must Die!

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • It was soon found that the first, Deimos, completes its orbit in 30h.

  • We will slip in behind Deimos, not too far away, and pick you up afterward to land you on Mars.

    This World Must Die!

    Horace Brown Fyfe



British Dictionary definitions for deimos

Deimos

noun

the smaller of the two satellites of Mars and the more distant from the planet. Approximate diameter: 13 kmCompare Phobos
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Science definitions for deimos

Deimos

[dēmōs, dā-]

The satellite of Mars that is second in distance from the planet.
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