This image shows Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, as it transits in front of the sun. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the afternoon of the rover's 3,078th Martian day, or sol.
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Phobos Transit Viewed by Opportunity on Sol 3078

Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, transits in front of the sun in this sequence of 10 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the afternoon of the rover's 3,078th Martian day, or sol (Sept. 20, 2012). The apparent speed of the transit is accelerated in this clip.

Image details

ID#:
PIA16228

Date added:
2012-10-15

Target:
Phobos

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Panoramic Camera

Size:
124 x 122 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.