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A Solar Eclipse - From Mars!!
Discover Magazine ^

Posted on 09/16/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT by djf

Truly cool! Mars Curiosity rover snapped a bunch of pics while Phobos eclipsed the sun!

Youtube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHDH7cKX_SA&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: curiosity; mars; marssolareclipse; phobos; solareclipse; sun

1 posted on 09/16/2012 3:25:32 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf
Link
2 posted on 09/16/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping...


3 posted on 09/16/2012 3:33:18 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: djf

Thank you for posting that!


4 posted on 09/16/2012 3:41:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: moose07

...and thank for the direct link!


5 posted on 09/16/2012 3:42:27 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: moose07

The video at your link says “Opportunity” and gives a date of November 9, 2010.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: moose07; djf

cool, too bad its only simulated


7 posted on 09/16/2012 3:45:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Done in Arizona at the same sound stage they did the Moon landing.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: PAR35

The text at Discover says Curiosity.... dude, it’s still neat, and I’m too damn old to argue with ya...


9 posted on 09/16/2012 3:53:12 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: KevinDavis

Ping


10 posted on 09/16/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: stormhill

I blame Bush. lol.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: djf
You're both kind of right.

The still shot was by Curiosity on 9/13/12 and the video was by Opportunity on November 2010.

12 posted on 09/16/2012 3:59:29 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill

If it happens again, we can send those Twilight guys there.

We still won’t know for sure if there’s life, but will know there is gay undead...


13 posted on 09/16/2012 4:03:09 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf
See, now you're just being silly.

Everybody knows there are no vampires in outer space! The sun's out all the time.

14 posted on 09/16/2012 4:06:55 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: djf
See, now you're just being silly.

Everybody knows there are no vampires in outer space! The sun's out all the time.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: djf

No need to argue. Click on the link, and hit pause on the text. It’s not rocket science.

And by the way - don’t trust the media. They lie.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 4:12:23 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: djf

It’s pretty kewl. Authur C. Clarke wrote a short story about an expedition that set out to Mars to record the transit of the earth across the face of the sun (as viewed from the surface of Mars) based on an actual transit of the earth on May 2, 1984. A transit of earth is fascinating because it’s a two-fer, the moon transit at the same time. Clarke’s story was based on a calculation published by Jan Meeus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Earth_from_Mars


17 posted on 09/16/2012 4:28:56 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: PAR35

I’m wondering if there is some infighting going on between the Opportunity flight control group and the Curiosity group...

Maybe we’ll get to see the first interplanetary Robotic Ultimate Cage Fight!

Curiosity is younger and bigger, but Opportunity is one scruffy little robot!


18 posted on 09/16/2012 4:39:02 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf
Free Republic:September 16, 2012: The Shadow of Phobos:First Indirect View of Martian Solar Eclipse Published in 1999


19 posted on 09/16/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

Of course,seeing a Martian solar eclipse directly through the technological wherewithal inherent in Curiosity is a greater milestone in scientific exploration then merely witnessing the shadows created as a result.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: PAR35
It’s not rocket science.

Well.....it kinda...is...

21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:19:07 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill

Lol!

Good un!


22 posted on 09/16/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: moose07; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks moose07, an ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 7:44:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Phobos Passes in Front of Sun's Face

Phobos Passes in Front of Suns Face

24 posted on 09/20/2012 7:47:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Definitely Phobos and not that “UFO”s sidekick. If it was the “UFO”s sidekick, it would have been a total eclipse...


25 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

It would be cool to watch twin moons go over.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It would. Or Ringworld.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 4:14:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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