December 23, 2010

Eclipse on Mars: Phobos Passes in Front of Sun’s Face

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, transits (passes in front of) the sun in this approximately true-speed movie simulation using images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity taken on the rover’s 2,415th Martian day, or sol (Nov. 9, 2010). credit: NASA

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