Curiosity Rover Captures Martian Moon Eclipse

While most of the views offered by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover are of the planet’s surface, the robot pointed its cameras skyward recently and captured video of the Martian moon Phobos eclipsing the planet’s other moon, Deimos.

The telephoto-lens camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument recorded the images on August 1. 

NASA says the video will help them better understand the orbits of the two moons. NASA says the orbit of Phobos is slowly getting closer to Mars, …

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