Curiosity snaps photo of partial solar eclipse — from Mars
This image was taken onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on September 13, 2012.
(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems )
Seeing as Mars is much further away from the sun than Earth is, a solar eclipse would look different than it does here. Curiosity — NASA’s Mars rover — caught an image of what this phenomenon looks like from the Red Planet.
While somewhat less impressive than what a solar eclipse looks like from Earth, appearing as a tiny black blip on a small white blip, this photo is still fascinating. Mars has two moons that orbit it, so the moon seen in this image is…
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