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A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars

  

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Via:  outis  •  2 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   SciGuySpace

A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars


From Mars, with love



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When I was a kid, there were no commercial jet aircraft. Now we can watch Phobos pass in front of the Sun, from the surface of Mars. 


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Good morning. It's February 12, and today's image is a real treat from the surface of Mars.

In it we see the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing in front of the Sun. NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera, one of two powerful cameras located high on the rover's mast. It was acquired on February 8, 2024 (Sol 1056). Phobos is rather small, with a radius of just 11 km. But since its orbit is less than 10,000 km from the surface of Mars, it still appears rather impressive against the distant Sun.

NASA released a bunch of these raw images last week, and planetary scientist Paul Byrne helpfully put them into a video sequence that can be seen here .

There are colorful dots in the image, but alas, these are artifacts rather than stars.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU


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Outis
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1  seeder  Outis    2 weeks ago

The video can be watched , but I don't know how to post it.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1  Kavika   replied to  Outis @1    2 weeks ago

On the top of this page on the right hand side you see a number of headings.....Go to ''HELP'' click on that and scroll down until you see an article by Raven Wing on how to post a non you tube video.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

That is just so damn cool. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

When I was a little kid, there was no TV, computers, internet, video games or cellphones.  PLEASE PLEASE Scotty, beam me back there. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 weeks ago

My first commercial airline flight. 

512

 
 
 
Outis
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3.1.1  seeder  Outis  replied to  Kavika @3.1    2 weeks ago

Uh huh...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3.1    2 weeks ago

Mine was on a DC-3.

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Outis
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3.1.3  seeder  Outis  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

My family and I (I was about ten) flew from Izmir to Rhodes on a Turkish Airlines DC3 for a month's vacation. Rhodes was cool - they were filming "The Guns of Navarone".

Turkish Airlines forgot to come back for us.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Outis @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Your last sentence just made me burst out laughing. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Outis @3.1.3    2 weeks ago
Turkish Airlines forgot to come back for us.

Oppps

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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4  Drakkonis    2 weeks ago

Hey! I actually own Phobos. I bought it off a guy on Ebay! I have the certificate and everything, so don't nobody get any ideas!

 
 

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