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    Default Curiosity Captures Solar Eclipses



    Some incredible images of Curiosity capturing solar eclipses caused by Mars' moons: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/cur...lipses-on-mars!

    - The solar filters on its Mast Camera allowed it to take imagery of solar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos, Mars' two moons.

    - Phobos, which is as wide as 16 miles (26 kilometers) across, was imaged on March 26, 2019 (the 2,359th sol, or Martian day, of Curiosity’s mission); Deimos, which is as wide as 10 miles (16 kilometers) across, was photographed on March 17, 2019 (Sol 2350)

    - In addition to capturing the eclipses, one of Curiosity's Navigation Cameras (Navcams) observed the shadow of Phobos on March 25, 2019 (Sol 2358); as the moon's shadow passed over the rover, it momentarily darkened the light

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    Default Re: Curiosity Captures Solar Eclipses

    Pretty darn awesome, Dave! Thanks for the link!
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    Default Re: Curiosity Captures Solar Eclipses

    Thanks Dave. Great images. Liked it a lot.
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    Default Re: Curiosity Captures Solar Eclipses

    Very interesting, thank you Dave
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    Default Re: Curiosity Captures Solar Eclipses

    Thanks for sharing Dave! Bill
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