Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Mar 12 2012

Mars Photo of the Day - Mar 12 2012

Today's Images of Mars show the largest Martian moon, Phobos making a rare transit past Jupiter in the night sky. Mars Express' high resolution stereo camera (HRSC) performed a special maneuver on June 1 2011 to capture the rare alignment, ensuring that it focused on Jupiter during the Phobo's transit.

Knowing the precise moment that Phobos passed in front of Jupiter, scientists will be able to improve their knowledge about the orbit of Mars' largest moon. Clicking on this image will take you to the Mars Express article on the transit.


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