Phobos transit courtesy Rosetta

Phobos transit courtesy Rosetta

Phobos transit courtesy Rosetta

Bad Astronomy
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Feb. 27 2007 9:49 AM

Phobos transit courtesy Rosetta

I talked about the Rosetta swingby of Mars over the weekend, and the images that have been returned from it. Well, more are coming in! The European Space Agency just released a very cool animation of the martian moon Phobos moving across the face of Mars as seen by Rosetta.

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Sorry, I don't know how (or even if it's possible) to embed an AVI file into the blog. So download it and take a look; it's cool. On the ESA page linked above are other images of Mars, including an interesting (but not spectacular) 3D anaglyph (red/green) image of Mars.