NASA’s Curiosity images two solar eclipses on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has send back spectacular imagery of two solar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos — two Moons of the Red Planet.

The eclipses were captures by the solar filters on the Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) that allows it to stare directly at the Sun.

Phobos, which is about 11.5 km across, was imaged on March 26, while Deimos, which is about 2.3 km across, was photographed on March 17, NASA said in a statement on Thursday.

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