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Annular eclipse of the Sun by Phobos, Curiosity sol 363

Filed under pretty pictures, the Sun, solar eclipse, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), many worlds, Phobos, animation

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Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, passes directly in front of the Sun in this sequence of 89 images taken by Curiosity on August 20, 2013. The pace of the video matches the actual elapsed time of 32 seconds.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Texas A & M University

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 20, 2013

 

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