Annular Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos, as Seen by Curiosity
Curiosity paused during its drive that sol for a set of observations that the camera team carefully calculated to record this celestial event. The rover's observations of Phobos help make researchers' knowledge of the moon's orbit even more precise.
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Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity catch the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing directly in front of the sun -- the sharpest images of a solar eclipse ever taken at Mars. Phobos does not fully cover the sun, as seen from the surface of Mars, so the solar eclipse is what's called a ring, or annular,...
Headlines News NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:39 am via: NASA Share NASA , Mars , Sun , Mars Science Laboratory , Solar Eclipse , Curiosity , Phobos PASADENA, Calif. - Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA's...
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