A Daytime Moon on Mars

Phobos seen during the Martian day (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

A raw image taken on September 21 by Curiosity’s right Mastcam shows a daytime view of the Martian sky with a crescent-lit Phobos in the frame… barely visible, yes, but most certainly there. Very cool!

The image above is a crop of the original, contrast-enhanced and sharpened to bring out as much detail as possible.

Read more here.

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Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on September 30, 2012, in Mars and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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