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MARS MOONS: One Eclipses The Other

NASA released new images from the Mars Curiosity Rover and they show an eclipse of the planet’s two moons.

The eclipse happened on August 1st.

Deimos, the smaller of Mars’ two moons, appears near the center of the screen and is hidden by the planet’s larger moon, Phobos, as it passed directly in front.

This was photographed by the mast camera on the Mars Curiosity Rover.  This image is sped-up by time-lapse photography.

The eclipse took only 55-seconds.

 



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