Curiosity Records Martian Solar Eclipse

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The list of awesome things sent back by the Mars rover Curiosity just continues to grow. The latest is footage of a solar eclipse on the surface of Mars.

NASA released video of Mars’s tiny moon Phobos passed directly in front of the Sun, partially eclipsing it. The footage lasts about thirty seconds and according to NASA isn’t time lapsed. The entire eclipse takes place in the time it will take you to watch the video. The footage was recorded on September 13, 2012.


  1. Opportunity Nov 9, 2010?

    So it’s amazing that Curiosity hacked Opportunity and started sending it back claiming it was it’s own?

    Holy other-worldly DMCA take down notice. :)

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