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The difference between "moon" and ring material has got to be pretty trivial, especially considering the several dozen shepherd moons that are essentially... well, just larger pieces of gravel in the rings. I feel like this might eventually lead to a reclassification of the definition of "moon" similar to how Pluto got downgraded because we started seeing a bunch of similar kuiper belt objects.
 

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The difference between "moon" and ring material has got to be pretty trivial, especially considering the several dozen shepherd moons that are essentially... well, just larger pieces of gravel in the rings. I feel like this might eventually lead to a reclassification of the definition of "moon" similar to how Pluto got downgraded because we started seeing a bunch of similar kuiper belt objects.
It should really only apply to things massive enough to be rendered spherical by their own rotation.

Yes I know that means Mars would have no moons. It won't in a few million years anyway IIRC, since Phobos and Deimos are gonna impact.
 
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Or it wouldn't do anything because we already have at least one celestial body - Chiron - that's classified as both an asteroid and a comet.
Still a minor planet.
Yes I know that means Mars would have no moons. It won't in a few million years anyway IIRC, since Phobos and Deimos are gonna impact.
Pretty sure Phobos and Deimos will be chopped up for resources for the moon wheat farms long before that.
 
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