Posted by: earthandbeyond | May 28, 2008

Phoenix from Mars orbit

Phoenix has landed on Mars, and already some amazing images are being sent back.  But most remarkable are the ones from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  Space.com has an article that shows some of the images from MRO.  One image shows the Phoenix lander, as well as the parachute, heat shield (which seems to have bounced) and backshell (which also seems to have bounced).  This is pretty remarkable stuff!  But nothing beats the picture MRO snapped of Phoenix parachuting down to the surface.  Amazing!!  Maybe the picture doesn’t look impressive, but just the fact that it was taken is impressive!

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