PIA16228: Phobos Transit Viewed by Opportunity on Sol 3078

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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Phobos Mars, Sun
System Mars
Target Type Satellite Planet, Sun
Mission Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Instrument Host Opportunity (MER-B)
Host Type Rover
Instrument Panoramic Camera (Pancam)
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Movie
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2012-10-15
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16228
Identifier PIA16228