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Martian Solar Eclipse

NASA's Curiosity Rover has captured solar eclipse from the surface of the planet Mars.

On 13th September the diminutive Martian satellite Phobos was seen to graze a part of the Sun's disk. The event was recorded by Curiosity's Mast Camera, or Mastcam, equipped with special filters for directly observing the sun.

Mars has two natural satellites, Deimos and Phobos both of which are small irregularly shaped bodies, too small to form into a sphere under their own gravity. Neither object to large enough nor near enough to Mars to totally eclipse the Sun as viewed from the planet's surface.