NASA InSight lander catches a shadowy eclipse on Mars

CNET | 3/12/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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The InSight lander is studying Mars' vital signs.

NASA's InSight has its Mars plate full with deploying the lander's seismometer and trying to figure out why its heat probe is having problems digging down. But it still had time for some sightseeing when it documented an eclipse.

InSight - Team - GIF - Eclipse - Tuesday

The InSight team posted a GIF of the eclipse on Tuesday, saying you might miss it if you blink. "Shadows move and brightness briefly dips when Mars' moon Phobos passes in front of the sun," the team wrote.

The footage is a delight. The lander's shadow crawls slowly across the ground and the light falling over the dusty landscape...
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