Skip to comments.Moon Dance: Curiosity Rover Captures Movie of Phobos and Deimos Together
Posted on 08/15/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Sol 351 for the Curiosity rover on Mars was a marvelous night for a moon dance. The Mars Science Laboratory rover caught sight of Mars two moons, Phobos and Deimos together in the sky. And not just one image was captured: the rovers Mast Camera captured a series of 41 images to allow the MSL team to create this timelapse movie of the dance, where the smaller moon Diemos is occulted by Phobos.
To our knowledge, this the first time the two moons have been seen together in any image from the surface of Mars, let alone this sequence of images. The Mars Express spacecraft took images of the moons together in 2009 from orbit.
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I’m reading my way through the series again. John Carter is fixin to rescue Deja Thoris from Thuria.
Not to make less of this marvel, but one could scour 90% of the earth's surface and see things that have never been seen before, starting with the inevitable dust bunny under my sofa.
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