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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Phoenix
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This topography map illustrates where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was targeted to land on May 25, 2008, based on expectations as of noon pacific time (3 p.m. eastern time), May 24, 2008.
PIA10677:
Phoenix on Target
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander adjusting its course to Mars, an event called a trajectory correction maneuver.
PIA10678:
How to Correct a Trajectory (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover shows the Phoenix Mars Lander parachuting down to Mars. Phoenix had just opened its parachute 46 seconds earlier, jettisoned its heat shield and was two minutes and 52 seconds away from landing on the Red Planet.
PIA10679:
Robotic Arm Unwrapped
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking, a pattern seen widely in Martian high latitudes.
PIA10680:
First Look at Martian Arctic Plains
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking, a pattern seen widely in Martian high latitudes.
PIA10681:
First Look at Martian Arctic Plains
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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 A polygonal pattern in the ground in an arctic region called Vastitas Borealis, near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, similar in appearance to icy ground in the arctic regions of Earth.
PIA10682:
Icy, Patterned Ground on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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 A polygonal pattern in the ground in an arctic region called Vastitas Borealis, near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, similar in appearance to icy ground in the arctic regions of Earth.
PIA10683:
Polygon on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows flat ground strewn with tiny pebbles and marked by small-scale polygonal cracking, a pattern seen widely in Martian high latitudes.
PIA10684:
Arctic Landscape Within Reach
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view of one of the footpads of NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander shows a solid surface at the spacecraft's landing site.
PIA10685:
On Solid Ground
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view of a portion of the spacecraft deck and one of the footpads of NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander shows a solid surface at the spacecraft's landing site.
PIA10686:
The Ground Beneath Phoenix's Feet
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The center of the red circle on this map shows where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander eased down to the surface of Mars in an arctic region called Vastitas Borealis.
PIA10687:
Phoenix's New Neighborhood
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Shown here is one of the first images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of one of the octagonal solar panels, which opened like two handheld, collapsible fans on either side of the spacecraft.
PIA10688:
Solar Power Grid Unfurled
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Shown here is one of the first images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of one of the octagonal solar panels, which opened like two handheld, collapsible fans on either side of the spacecraft.
PIA10689:
Solar Power Grid
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image, one of the first captured by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking.
PIA10690:
Phoenix Opens its Eyes
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander did a small amount of excavation as it touched down on pebbly north polar terrain on the Red Planet, as shown in this close-up view of one of the lander's three footpads.
PIA10691:
Phoenix Footpad Up Close
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars, as seen by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shortly after touching down on the Red Planet. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking.
PIA10693:
Looking out Across the Martian Polar Plains Animation Icon
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MOLA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an orbital view sweeping upward from Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, to the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the northern polar reaches of Mars.
PIA10694:
Phoenix's Position on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can be seen parachuting down to Mars, in this image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is the first time that a spacecraft has imaged the final descent of another spacecraft onto a planetary body.
PIA10697:
Phoenix Makes a Grand Entrance
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HiRISE
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can be seen parachuting down to Mars, in this image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is the first time that a spacecraft has imaged the final descent of another spacecraft onto a planetary body.
PIA10698:
Phoenix Makes a Grand Entrance
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image, released on Memorial Day, May 26, 2008, shows the American flag and a mini-DVD on the Phoenix's deck, which is about 3 ft. above the Martian surface.
PIA10699:
American Flag and Mini-DVD Attached to Deck of Phoenix
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image zooms in on the backshell and parachute, about 300 meters to the south of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. In the distance, about 9 miles or 15 kilometers away, is a range of hills.
PIA10700:
Animation Showing Backshell and Parachute Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This is an enhanced-color image from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. It shows the NASA's Mars Phoenix lander with its solar panels deployed on the Mars surface
PIA10701:
Color Image of Phoenix Lander on Mars Surface
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HiRISE
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's heat shield and bounce mark on the Mars surface.
PIA10702:
Color Image of Phoenix Heat Shield and Bounce Mark
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HiRISE
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's parachute top attached to the backshell bottom on the Mars surface.
PIA10703:
Color of Parachute on Ground
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HiRISE
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander hanging from its parachute as it descended to the Martian surface.
PIA10705:
Phoenix Descending with Crater in the Background
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HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Heimdall crater on Mars, the Phoenix Mars Lander's final destination.
PIA10706:
Zeroing In on Phoenix's Final Destination
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Relatively warmer daytime temperatures on Mars have allowed the biobarrier -- a shiny, protective film -- to peel away a little more from the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10707:
Protective Film Moves Aside
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's robotic arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled. The arm is still folded up, with its 'elbow' shown at upper left and its scoop at bottom right.
PIA10708:
Ready to Unfurl Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an artist's concept of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander snapping a picture of its arm, then transitions to the actual picture of the arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled.
PIA10709:
How to Take a Picture of A Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10712:
View of Phoenix's Surroundings as of Sol 2
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This approximate color view was obtained on sol 2 by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on board NASA's Mars Phoenix lander. The view is toward the northwest, showing polygonal terrain near the lander and out to the horizon.
PIA10713:
Color view to Northwest of Phoenix
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This artist's image of an imaginary camera zooming in from above shows the location of the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it acquires an image of the scoop at the end of the arm.
PIA10715:
View from Above of Phoenix's Stowed Robotic Arm Camera Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from Sol 1 shows a mosaic of NASA's Mars Phoenix digging area in the Martian terrain. Phoenix scientists were very pleased with this view as the terrain features few rocks -- an optimal place for digging.
PIA10718:
Phoenix Work Area Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image of a camera going through the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix lander. At the end of the animation is an approximate color mosaic taken by Phoenix's SSI camera.
PIA10719:
Phoenix Sol 2 Northwestern Panorama Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows three color targets taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10720:
Phoenix Color Targets
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is a polar projection mosaic of all data received as of the end of sol 2 from the right eye of the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10721:
Phoenix's view of Mars as of the end of Sol 2
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This is the first image taken by the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, one day after landing. The scoop is in the stowed position, awaiting deployment of the robotic arm.
PIA10722:
Phoenix 'Gets the Scoop' on the Scoop
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This 360-degree view from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's solar arrays, lander deck and the Martian polar landscape beyond. The hummocky terrain has a network of troughs and very few rocks.
PIA10726:
Sweeping Martian Plains
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of the Canadian-built meteorological station's lidar, which was successfully activated on Sol 2 by first opening its dust cover, then emitting rapid pulses of light.
PIA10727:
Phoenix Lidar Operation Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) taken on Sol 3. It shows the stair-step motion used to unstow the arm from a protective covering called the biobarrier.
PIA10728:
Phoenix Deploying its Robotic Arm Elbow Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) on Sol 3. It illustrates the actions that Phoenix's Robotic Arm took to deploy its wrist.
PIA10730:
Phoenix Deploying its Wrist Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Fun, fairy-tale nicknames have been assigned to features in this animated view of the workspace reachable by the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. For example, 'Sleepy Hollow' denotes a trench and 'Headless' designates a rock.
PIA10731:
A Fairy-Tale Landscape Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the workspace reachable by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, along with some measurements of rock sizes.
PIA10732:
Phoenix Checks out its Work Area Animation Icon
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Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander sees its shadow and turns its head viewing solar arrays, the lander deck and landscape on the polar arctic of Mars. Very few rocks are present on the hummocky terrain and network of troughs.
PIA10733:
Martian Arctic Landscape Panorama Video Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a fish-eye view of a hummocky terrain with troughs on martian polar terrain.
PIA10734:
Fish Eye View of Horizon and Lander
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows details of features on Mars in the background. Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site can also be seen.
PIA10735:
Phoenix Site Panorama
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is of the Canadian-built lidar in operation (with the cover open) was acquired at the NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander landing site on Sol 3.
PIA10736:
Weather Station's Lidar in Action Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows that exhaust from the descent engine has blown soil off to reveal either rock or ice.
PIA10739:
Mars Surface Beneath Phoenix
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10740:
Phoenix Site Panorama Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows its descent thrusters and smooth surfaces cleared from overlying soil by the rocket exhaust during landing.
PIA10741:
Hard Substrate, Possibly Ice, Uncovered Under the Mars Lander
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows shows a close-up of the 'Snow Queen' feature under the lander. The area has a smooth surface with layers visible and several smooth rounded cavities.
PIA10742:
Potential Ice Table Under Lander Imaged
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the first impression, dubbed Yeti and looking like a wide footprint, made on the martian soil by the robotic arm scoop on May 31, 2008.
PIA10743:
Phoenix Makes an Impression on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This anaglyph image, acquired by NASA's Phoenix Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on June 1, 2008, shows a stereoscopic 3D view of the so-called 'Knave of Hearts' first-dig test area to the north of the lander. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA10744:
Stereo View of Phoenix Test Sample Site
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows material from the martian surface captured by the robotic arm scoop during its first test dig and dump on June 1, 2008. The test sample shown was taken from the digging area informally known as 'Knave of Hearts.'
PIA10745:
Martian Soil Inside Phoenix's Robotic Arm Scoop
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a small horizontal depression by the robotic scraping bland during its first test dig and dump on June 1, 2008. The test sample shown was taken from the digging area informally known as 'Knave of Hearts.'
PIA10746:
Phoenix Test Sample Site
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a small horizontal depression by the robotic scraping bland during its first test dig and dump on June 1, 2008. The test sample shown was taken from the digging area informally known as 'Knave of Hearts.'
PIA10747:
Phoenix Test Sample Site in Color
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows partial opening of doors to one of the tiny ovens of itsThermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer. Each oven has a pair of spring-loaded doors over the opening where a soil sample will be delivered.
PIA10751:
Partially Opened Oven on Phoenix
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10752:
Scoopful of Martian Soil After Release Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 8.
PIA10753:
Telltale Animation (Sol 8) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
PIA10754:
Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
PIA10755:
Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is an image of a camera pushing through NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10757:
Phoenix Telltale Movement Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows 3 images of a handful of martian soil the robotic arm scoop dug from the digging site informally called 'Knave of Hearts,' from the trench informally called 'Dodo' on June 1, 2008.
PIA10758:
Color Views of Soil Scooped on Sol 9
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the martian surface beneath it. The light feature below the leg is informally called 'Holy Cow.'
PIA10759:
Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander reaching with its Robotic Arm and taking a picture of the surface underneath the lander. The light feature in the middle of the image below the leg is informally called 'Holy Cow.'
PIA10760:
How Phoenix Looks Under Itself Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a detailed image of the feature informally called 'Snow Queen,' located just beneath the lander. The holes in the image are located under Phoenix's thrusters.
PIA10761:
Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix Lander
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the exhaust from its descent engine has blown soil off to reveal either rock or ice on the martian surface beneath it.
PIA10762:
Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) on the ninth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 9 (June 3, 2008). The center of the image shows a trench informally called 'Dodo' after the second dig.
PIA10763:
Phoenix's "Dodo" Trench
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a hole in the ground produced by the first Robotic Arm dig at its landing site on Mars.
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Mark Left by First Dig at Phoenix Site
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Robotic Arm
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This image shows where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm scoop started digging, and the next areas planned for digging on the martian surface in 2008.
PIA10765:
Map of Phoenix Digging Area
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a side view and a downward view into the trench it was digging in June of 2008.
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Trench Visualization
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander robotic arm work area with an overlay. The pink area was available for digging.
PIA10767:
Phoenix Lander Work Area
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an overhead view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and the work area of the Robotic Arm.
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Flyover Video of Phoenix Work Area Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer instrument had been checked out and been approved to accept the sample from the location informally called 'Baby Bear.'
PIA10769:
First TEGA Oven is Ready to Accept a Sample
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows sampling areas informally labeled 'Baby Bear,' 'Mama Bear,' and 'Papa Bear' on Mars.
PIA10770:
Sampling Strategy
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows its robotic arm took a second scoop full of soil revealing whitish material at the bottom of the dig area informally called the 'Knave of Hearts' on Mars.
PIA10771:
Second Dig and Dump Test
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MECA
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This mosaic of four side-by-side microscope images acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a 3 mm diameter silicone target after it had been exposed to dust kicked up by the landing. It is the highest resolution image of dust and ever acquired.
PIA10924:
Highest Resolution Image of Dust and Sand Yet Acquired on Mars
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scooped its first martian soil on June 5, 2008 as the first soil sample for delivery to the laboratory on the lander deck.
PIA10773:
Martian Soil Ready for Robotic Laboratory Analysis
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows its robotic arm scoop containing a soil sample poised over the partially open door of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer's number four cell, or oven on June 5, 2008.
PIA10774:
Soil Sample Poised at TEGA Door
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows trenches dug by its robotic arm. The trench on the left is informally called 'Dodo' and was dug as a test. The trench on the right is informally called 'Baby Bear.'
PIA10775:
"Dodo" and "Baby Bear" Trenches
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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The Robotic Arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander released a sample of Martian soil onto a screened opening of the lander's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) during the 12th Martian day, or sol, since landing (June 6, 2008).
PIA10776:
Martian Soil Delivery to Analytical Instrument on Phoenix
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows a view from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager's left eye after delivery of soil to the TEGA, taken on June 6, 2008. Sensors inside the device indicate no soil passed through the screen and into the oven.
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Soil Delivery to Phoenix Oven
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This sample of Martian soil was collected by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during the day after landing on June 8, 2008. The Robotic Arm Camera took the picture of the contents of the arm's scoop.
PIA10778:
Clumps in Phoenix Scoop
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image, taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the 14th Martian day of the mission (June 7, 2008), shows the cable that held the Robotic Arm's biobarrier in place during flight has snapped.
PIA10779:
Robotic Arm Biobarrier Cable
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This image, acquired by the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, shows a spring on the ground under the lander near a footpad. This spring was released from the lander when the biobarrier was opened to free the Robotic Arm.
PIA10781:
Metal Spring near Phoenix Footpad
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows a sample of Martian soil resting on a screen over the opening to one of the eight ovens of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument (TEGA) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10782:
Small Effect of Vibrating Martian Soil Sample on Oven Door Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its Robotic Arm during the mission's 15th Martian day since landing (June 9, 2008) to test a 'sprinkle' method for delivering small samples of soil to instruments on the lander deck.
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Sprinkle Test by Phoenix's Robotic Arm (Movie) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), the 14th Martian day after landing. It shows two trenches dug by Phoenix's Robotic Arm.
PIA10785:
Color View 'Dodo' and 'Baby Bear' Trenches
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Robotic Arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has just delivered the first sample of dug-up soil to the spacecraft's microscope station in this image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager.
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First Sample Delivery to Mars Microscope
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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These two images were taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander when it was pointed almost straight up, toward the southwest. Zenith is near the top of the center frame.
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Blowing in the Wind Animations Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from an animated 'flyover' of the workspace of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), or the 14th Martian day after landing.
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Flyover Animation of Phoenix Workspace Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, combined into a panoramic view looking north from the lander.
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Phoenix Animation Looking North Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama looks to the southeast and shows rocks casting shadows, polygons on the surface and as the image looks to the horizon, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's backshell gleams in the distance.
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Animation of Panorama of Phoenix Landing Area Looking Southeast Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope.
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Panorama of Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
PIA10794:
Digging Movie from Phoenix's Sol 18 Animation Icon
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Optical Microscope
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 11, 2008, shows soil sprinkled from the lander's Robot Arm scoop onto a substrate micromachined to produce different patterns of pegs and holes to capture the smallest particles in the Martian soil.
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Microscopic View of Soil on a Micromachined Silicone Substrate
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Optical Microscope
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This pair of images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander offers a side-by-side comparison of an airfall dust sample collected on a substrate exposed during landing (left) and a soil sample scooped up from the surface of the ground beside the lander.
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Microscopic Comparison of Airfall Dust to Martian Soil
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Optical Microscope
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This image taken by the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows soil sprinkled from the lander's Robot Arm scoop onto a silicone substrate. The substrate was then rotated in front of the microscope.
PIA10797:
Microscopic Image of Martian Surface Material on a Silicone Substrate
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is shown with one set of oven doors open and dirt from a sample delivery. A portion of the dirt sample entered the oven via a screen for analysis.
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Robotic Arm Camera Image of the South Side of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (Door TA4 receiving sample)
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this true-color image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
PIA10901:
Animation of "Dodo" and "Goldilocks" Trenches Animation Icon
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