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Have You Ever Seen Another Moon in an Alien Sky? (Daily Kos) [View all]


SUN SEP 30, 2012 AT 05:45 AM EDT

Have you ever seen another moon in an alien sky?

by Troubadour

The Curiosity rover turned its cameras upward for a first-ever clear, daylight color photograph of Phobos over Mars.

Note: The black dot to the left of Phobos is just a bad pixel. The color of the overall image is characteristic of the Martian sky with a low dust load - under totally clear conditions, the sky is slate-gray at the zenith due to the thinness of the atmosphere and pales to a somewhat brighter shade closer to the horizon. Blown up:


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