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Home This map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (Septemer 19th, 2012). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona) This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Septemer 19th, 2012). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

This map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (Septemer 19th, 2012). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Septemer 19th, 2012). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

This map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (Septemer 19th, 2012). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

The drive by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity during the mission’s 43rd Martian day, or sol, (September 19th, 2012) ended with this rock about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in front of the rover. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Mars has two small, asteroid-sized moons named Phobos and Deimos. From the point of view of the rover, located near the equator of Mars, these moons occasionally pass in front of, or “transit,” the disk of the sun. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)