Deimos, also "Mars II", was one of two small moons of Mars.


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Following nuclear annihilation of the Earth-Mars joint Phoebe Research Station and the Saturnian satellite in the wake of the Eros Incident, the United Nations destroyed Deimos. Prior to becoming a smudge in the Martian sky, Deimos hosted military facilities and a deep radar station[1]. Earth's government declared the Phoebe demolition a provocation, despite Earth itself previously sending its own ship to trail Martian ships at a number of stations.[2]

TV[edit | edit source]

Deimos was destroyed during the UN-MCR Cold War, following the Destruction of Phoebe. The United Nations took this action in response to Mars' nuclear annihilation of the Earth-Mars joint Phoebe Research station along with the consequent destruction of the moon itself. Earth's government declared the Phoebe demolition a provocation, despite Earth itself previously sending its own ship to trail Martian ships at a number of stations. In the case of Phoebe, Earth actually had the UNN Nathan Hale attempt to reach Phoebe before the MCRN Scirocco[3]. This occurs soon after the Rocinante and the Guy Molinari take Thoth station.

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Deimos was destroyed by UN forces during the Earth-Mars conflict following the destruction of the Canterbury[4]. In the book, this occurs soon after the Rocinante crew escapes infection on Eros but before the Rocinante returns to Tycho Station and well before Eros moves.

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While Deimos was destroyed in Book #1 Leviathan Wakes[4] and people call its debris field the "Deimos Ring" in Book #5 Nemesis Games[5], in Book #3 Abaddon's Gate it says, that "Phobos with its listening station had become a thin, nearly invisible ring around Mars"[6].

References

  1. The Expanse Novel Leviathan Wakes - Chapter 35: Holden
  2. The Expanse Roleplaying Game - Chapter 9: Mars
  3. The Expanse TV Series - Season 2, Episode 2: "Doors & Corners"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Expanse Novel Leviathan Wakes - Chapter 35: Holden
  5. The Expanse Novel Nemesis Games - Chapter 6: Alex
  6. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 7: Melba

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