August 13, 2022

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NASA Mars rover catches moon Phobos passing in front of sun

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The Mars Perseverance rover has sent back a stunning video showing the larger of the Red Planet’s two moons passing in front of the sun.

NASA has recorded stunning, color, time-lapse images of a Mars moon eclipsing the sun. It’s an effort that helps astronomers determine when the moon might crash into the planet.

Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera system to shoot video of one of Mars’ two moons, Phobos, on April 2. NASA says it’s the most zoomed-in, highest-frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the Martian surface.

“I knew it was going to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be this amazing,” said Rachel Howson of…

2022-04-21 16:52:56

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