Moon party!

Watch: Rare alignment of Mars' and Jupiter's moons captured from orbit

Right place, right time.


Spacecraft image credit: ESA/ATG medialab; Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

From orbit, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft keeps a watchful eye on the Red Planet and its two moons.

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But that’s not all the orbiter can see.

Even though 463 million miles separate it from Jupiter, Mars Express occasionally gets a glimpse of the bright gas giant and its many moons.