A high-resolution video of 'solar eclipse' from Mars will be released
Perseverance spacecraft, which landed on Mars in February 2021, succeeded in photographing the passage of celestial bodies through the sun from Mars. The footage shot has been uploaded to YouTube by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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NASA's Perseverance rover captures video of solar eclipse on Mars
Below is a picture of the solar eclipse taken by Perseverance. The big image in the center of the screen is the sun.
A mysterious celestial body protrudes from the upper right so that it overlaps the sun ...
You can see how it penetrates to the lower left.
The celestial body that ate the sun is one of Mars' moons, Phobos . Fobos is much smaller than the Moon, a celestial body with a diameter of only 20 km, and unlike the Moon, it has a rugged shape. Also, due to its small size, the total solar eclipse seen on the Moon and Sun cannot be seen from Mars.
This is not the first time that a video of a solar eclipse taken from Mars has been released. NASA has been sending multiple spacecraft to Mars for some time, and one of them, ' Curiosity ,' succeeded in filming the solar eclipse in 2013 . Curiosity also captured images of Phobos and Mars' second satellite ' Deimos ' passing through the surface of the sun in 2019, but neither was clear and black and white. The following video is a video of the solar eclipse captured by Curio City in 2019.
Curiosity Snaps Solar Eclipses on Mars --See Phobos and Deimos --YouTube
Phobos, which orbits Mars, is affected by tidal forces on Mars, and it is said that the crust and mantle are partially deformed. Gravity also slowly changes the orbit of Phobos, from which astrophysicists understand how soft the interior of Mars is and speculate on what material the crust and mantle are made of. You will be able to.
This video was taken with the high-performance camera ' Mastcam-Z ' that also took a panoramic photo of Mars with over 400 million pixels . NASA has rated this video as 'a solar eclipse video by Phobos taken at the highest frame rate and deepest zoom ever.'
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