There’s something completely sublime about watching solar eclipses from the surface of another planet, as showcased in these new videos captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Mars has two small, oddly shaped moons. Phobos is the larger one at 17 miles (27 km) across, while Deimos is just 9 miles (14.5 km) in diameter. Using its Mastcam, Curiosity recently captured the moons passing in front of the Sun. The NASA rover has done this before, but these new eclipse images, released by NASA yesterday, are among the best we’ve seen to date.