Perseverance rover spots tiny Mars moon Deimos (video)


NASA’s Perseverance rover has given us an otherworldly skywatching treat — the minuscule Mars moon Deimos, twinkling in the dusty Red Planet skies.

“Skywatching is fun no matter where you are. I took this short time-lapse movie to watch for clouds and caught something else: look closely and you’ll see Deimos, one of two moons of Mars,” Perseverance team members wrote via the mission’s official Twitter account Friday (Aug. 20).