Curiosity watches Mercury transit the Sun [VIDEO]

June 11, 2014 10:12 AM

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The very talented Mars Curiosity Rover, which discovered a dried lakebed among the dunes of Mars at Mt. Sharp, has delivered a new amazing discovery to Earth, this time in the field of astronomy, suggesting that perhaps the six-wheeled Curiosity is among the first robotic polymaths.

In a series of recent images, the robot presented scientists with a depiction of Mercury moving across the disk-shaped Sun, an alignment that can only be observed directly from the surface of Mars. The pictures of Mercury also mark the first time images have ever been recorded from the Red Planet, a...

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