Mars experienced a solar eclipse. The eclipse was captured by chance on February 8 by Perseverance's cameras.

NASA will investigate the solar eclipse with experiments involving citizens! NASA will investigate the solar eclipse with experiments involving citizens!

Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California captured 68 images of a solar eclipse on Mars caused by the asteroid-sized moon Phobos orbiting a few thousand kilometers above its surface.

To date, no spacecraft has been sent to Phobos, except for spacecraft that have passed by it to get information.

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch the "Mars Moons Exploration" (MMX) mission in 2026, which aims to bring samples collected from Phobos to Earth.

The samples collected as part of the mission are expected to shed light on the unknown past of Phobos.

First discovered by a US astronomer in 1877, the potato-shaped Phobos means "fear" in Ancient Greek.