Bill O'Reilly says Mars has no moons... then where does Doom take place???

Fox News shoutmaster Bill O'Reilly recently said theebb and flow of the tidesis something science can't explain. All theologicaland religious arguments aside, we of course know precisely why tides exist - the moon. So naturally, that lead O'Reilly to ask the mostimportant questionin history - HOW DID THE MOON GET THERE?

Now, we don't have a 100% accurate answer for that. Theprevailing hypothesissays the moon could be a big ol' chunk of Earth that was torn away by a massive impact millions of years ago. Or it could have been plucked from God's Galaxy Garden and placed there just so wolves would have something to yell at. We can debate it forever. But part of O'Reilly's argument is that the moon is unique to Earth, and therefore special.To further the point, he asks"how come Mars doesn't have that?"

Well, now I'm really confused, because I sworeMars had two moons, Phobos and Deimos. But if I trust this talking head instead of researching newson my own, then I musthave beenmistaken my whole life. And if Mars has no moons, then WHERE THE HELL DOES DOOM TAKE PLACE? Does id Software know this? Should I call John Carmack and John Romero and tell them they've been duped by scientists in the pocket of Big Deimos?


Above: Hey wait... Doom'sdepictions of Phobos and Deimoshave mountains and trees... they faked it! Holy shit Mars really doesn't have moons! I amnow forced to ask...

Above: How'd the moon get there?

Above: How'd the moon get there?

Above: How did it get there?

Above: C'mon

Above: How'd it get there?

My mind is made up. Mars must not really have any satellites, and dozens of games throughout history have perpetuated the myth of two phantom moons. Clearly our moon is special. Well ours and the 63 orbiting Jupiter and 62 surrounding Saturn. He didn't mention those,so I guess they're cool.

Feb 2, 2011

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.