30
Aug
13

WHAT IS THIS? A 3 headed monster? A 3 eyed peeping Tom???

Take a look at this picture and try to figure out what this is.
I’ll wait….don’t read below yet…
Martian eclipse

Actually, all it is, is a lunar eclipse between the TWO MOONS of Mars, FROM Mars perspective! So, in other words, that is what you would see, if YOU were on Mars when this happened recently. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Since we have one, the only eclipses for us can be solar or (1) lunar, where the Sun and Moon interplay. But on Mars, since there is a 2nd Moon, there can be interplay between all three sky objects, and this is a shot of a lunar eclipse of one moon over the OTHER moon there!
Kewl eh?

Read the article on it, and enjoy!
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/curiosity-snaps-sharpest-ever-solar-eclipse-photos-mars-8C11034085

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