Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Curiosity Updates

Curiosity Updates:

The Below illustration provides a comparison for how big the moons of Mars appear to be, as seen from the surface of Mars, in relation to the size that Earth's moon appears to be when seen from the surface of Earth.  Earth's moon actually has a diameter more than 100 times greater than the larger Martian moon, Phobos.
Mars Moon passes
NASA Rover Gets Movie as a Mars Moon Passes Another
Darwin and other rocks in the area first were seen in images taken from an orbiting spacecraft.  The region was chosen as "Waypoint 1" because it appears to expose layers of rock that could reveal the inner makeup and history of the plains on the floor of Gale Crater, including any flows of water that laid these materials down in the past.Analysis of Darwin may provide evidence of whether and how water played a role in the layering of rocks in this region.

Rocks at Martian Point
NASA Rover Inspects Pebbly Rocks at Martian Waypoint
 The below set of three images shows views three seconds apart as the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passed directly in front of the sun as seen by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.

Eclipse of the sun by Phobos
NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos

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