Watch this! NASA rover captures video of a Martian solar eclipse

One of NASA's rovers captures a martian eclipse
Phobos eclipsing the sun (Image credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Labratory)

One of NASA’s rovers has recorded an impressive sight using its Mastcam-Z camera system. The Perseverance Mars rover captured a video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. 

This footage is the most zoomed-in, highest frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the Martian surface!

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.