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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines hundreds of images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain on Mars. The landing was on May 25, 2008.
PIA13804:
Mars Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site and Lander Deck
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HiRISE
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Two images of the Phoenix Mars lander as captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taken from Martian orbit in both 2008 and 2010.
PIA13158:
Image from Mars Orbit Indicates Solar Panels on Phoenix Lander may have Collapsed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-02 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Several of the trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander are displayed in this approximately true color mosaic of images from the lander's Surface Stereo Imager camera.
PIA12107:
Composite View of Phoenix Trenches
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MECA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
TEGA
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This mosaic of images from the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a portion of the spacecraft's deck after deliveries of several Martian soil samples to instruments on the deck.
PIA12106:
Phoenix Deck after Sample Deliveries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-02 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This mosaic of images from the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows several trenches dug by Phoenix, plus a corner of the spacecraft's deck and the Martian arctic plain stretching to the horizon.
PIA12105:
Composite View from Phoenix Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-21 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
PIA11734:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is a false color image of the Martian terrain and rock called 'Winkies' taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Oct. 27, 2008. This frosty image is among the last taken by the lander before the mission's final communications on Nov. 2, 2008.
PIA11725:
One Last Look at the Martian Arctic
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this shadow-enhanced false color image of frost on the 'Snow White' trench, on the eastern end of Phoenix's digging area taken on Oct. 20, 2008.
PIA11724:
Frost seen on Snow White Trench
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view is a polar projection that combines more than 500 exposures taken by the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above.
PIA11723:
Phoenix Lander on Mars with Surrounding Terrain, Polar Projection
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Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This image shows the conductivity probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. Needles on the end of the instrument were inserted into Martian soil, allowing measurement of propagation of both thermal and electrical energy and humidity in the surrounding air
PIA11722:
Conductivity Probe
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This image taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the lander's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe, at the end of the Robotic Arm, on July 11, 2008.
PIA11721:
Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil, Sol 46
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander captured this view on Oct. 24, 2008, about a week before the lander's final communication. Shown is the excavated trench called 'La Mancha'. The soil where the arm has disturbed it are indicators of the cloddiness of the soil.
PIA11720:
'La Mancha' Trench Dug by Phoenix Mars Lander
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view is a vertical projection that combines more than 500 exposures taken by NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above. The black circle on the spacecraft is where the camera itself is mounted on the lander.
PIA11719:
Phoenix Lander Self Portrait on Mars, Vertical Projection
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view is a vertical projection that combines more than 500 exposures taken by NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above. The black circle on the spacecraft is where the camera itself is mounted on the lander.
PIA11718:
Phoenix Lander on Mars with Surrounding Terrain, Vertical Projection
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander acquired this view of the textured plain near the lander Sept. 29, 2008. The brighter patches are dustier than darker areas of the surface of Mars.
PIA11717:
Martian Plain in Late Summer
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Clouds of dust and ice swirl past the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in this frame from a series of images taken on the 132nd Martian day of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
PIA11716:
Dark Skies and Clouds Move in at Phoenix site Animation Icon
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This color-coded elevation map of the local terrain on the north side of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the contours of polygons and relationship of polygon boundaries to trenches and other features in the workspace of the lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA11715:
Contour Map of Mars' Surface Beside Phoenix
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The tilt of Mars' spin axis (obliquity) varies cyclically over hundreds of thousands of years, and affects the sunlight falling on the poles.
PIA11714:
Mars Obliquity Cycle Illustration
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Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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The Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander detected small and variable amounts of water in the Martian soil.
PIA11713:
Adsorbed Water Illustration
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This map shows a color-coded interpretation of geomorphic units -- categories based on surface textures and contour -- in the region where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has studied an arctic Martian plain.
PIA11712:
Geomorphic Map of Region Around Phoenix Mars Lander
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Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This graph presents simplified data from overnight measurements by the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from noon of the mission's 70th Martian day, or sol, to noon the following sol (Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2008).
PIA11711:
Overnight Changes Recorded by Phoenix Conductivity Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-29 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this false color image on Oct. 21, 2008. The bluish-white areas seen in these trenches are part of an ice layer beneath the soil. Three trenches are seen: 'Dodo-Goldilocks,' 'Upper Cupboard,' and 'Stone Soup.'
PIA11383:
Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this false color image on Oct. 21, 2008. The bluish-white areas seen in these trenches are part of an ice layer beneath the soil.
PIA11382:
Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this anaglyph on Oct. 21, 2008; the trench on the upper left is called 'Dodo-Goldilocks.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11381:
Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars (3-D)
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this anaglyph on Oct. 21, 2008; the trench on the upper left is called 'Upper Cupboard.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11380:
Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars (3-D)
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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The Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this image on Oct. 18, 2008. The flat patch in the center of the image has the informal name 'Holy Cow,' based on researchers' reaction when they first saw it.
PIA11379:
Underneath the Phoenix Lander
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's robotic-arm camera took this image of the spacecraft's thermal and electrical-conductivity probe (TECP) inserted into Martian soil on May 25, 2008.
PIA11378:
Phoenix's Probe Inserted in Martian Soil
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MECA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Lander on Oct. 19, 2008, shows Martian soil piled on top of the spacecraft's deck. Visible in the upper-left portion of the image are several wet chemistry cells of the lander's MECA instrument.
PIA11373:
Soil on Phoenix Deck
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
TEGA
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This image taken on Oct. 14, 2008 shows four of the eight cells in the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. TEGA's ovens, located underneath the cells, heat soil samples so the released gases can be analyzed.
PIA11236:
Soil Fills Phoenix Laboratory Cell
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a series of images shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale instrument waving in the Martian wind. Documenting the telltale's movement helps mission scientists and engineers determine what the wind is like on Mars.
PIA11235:
Telltale Instrument Waving in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from an animation shows the movement of several dust storms near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. These images were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on the 137th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 13, 2008).
PIA11234:
Dust Storm Moving Near Phoenix Lander Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is a stereo, panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Oct. 7, 2008. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11229:
Phoenix Trenches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-09 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows bluish-white frost seen on the Martian surface near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The image was taken on Oct. 7, 2008. Frost is continued to appear in images as fall, then winter approach Mars' northern plains.
PIA11132:
Frost on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This false color image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander taken Oct. 7, 2008 shows color variations of the trench, informally named 'La Mancha,' and reveals the ice layer beneath the soil surface. The trench's depth is about 5 centimeters deep.
PIA11131:
Phoenix's La Mancha Trench
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This anaglyph was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager Oct. 7, 2008. The anaglyph highlights the depth of the trench, informally named 'La Mancha,' and reveals the ice layer beneath the soil surface. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA11130:
Phoenix's La Mancha Trench in 3-D
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MECA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows soil delivery to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer taken by Oct. 7, 2008. Four chemistry cells with soil residue piled up on exposed surfaces.
PIA11129:
Soil on Phoenix's MECA
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
TEGA
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This image shows soil on the doors of the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The image was taken by the lander on Oct. 7, 2008. This sample delivered to TEGA was named 'Rosy Red.'
PIA11128:
Soil on Phoenix's TEGA
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is a composite view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) with its lights on, as seen by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) taken on Sept. 22, 2008. This composite image is not true color.
PIA11225:
Robotic Arm Camera on Mars with Lights On
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This approximate color image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera taken on the afternoon of Sept. 22, 2008. This yields proper coloring when imaging Phoenix's surrounding Martian environment.
PIA11224:
Robotic Arm Camera on Mars, with Lights Off
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) as seen by the lander's Robotic Arm Camera. This image was taken on the afternoon of Sept. 22, 2008.
PIA11223:
Surface Stereo Imager on Mars, Face-On
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) as seen by the lander's Robotic Arm Camera. This image was taken on the afternoon of Sept. 22, 2008.
PIA11222:
Surface Stereo Imager on Mars, Side View
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
TEGA
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Phoenix Lander's Robotic Arm scoop delivering a sample to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) and how samples are analyzed within the instrument.
PIA11212:
Animation of TEGA Sample Delivery and Analysis Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager camera aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander acquired a series of images of the laser beam in the Martian night sky. Bright spots in the beam are reflections from ice crystals in the low level ice-fog.
PIA11211:
Phoenix's Laser Beam in Action on Mars Animation Icon
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MARDI
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This frame from an animation shows a zoom into the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The Phoenix team will soon attempt to use a microphone on the MARDI instrument to capture sounds of Mars.
PIA11210:
Animation of MARDI Instrument Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines more than 500 images taken after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
PIA11209:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Lander Deck and Landing Site on Northern Mars, Animation Animation Icon
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MECA
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This image of Martian soil was taken by the Phoenix Lander's atomic force microscope on May 25, 2008. This image of a flat, smooth-surfaced particle is consistent with the appearance of soil from Earth containing the mineral phyllosilicate.
PIA11208:
Martian Particle
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MECA
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The image on the left is a particle of Martian soil observed with the atomic force microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. For comparison, the image on the right is a type of terrestrial soil on Earth viewed with a scanning electron microscope.
PIA11206:
Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
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MECA
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This is the closest view of the material underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The soil is mostly composed of fine orange particles, and also contains larger grains, about a tenth of a millimeter in diameter, and of various colors.
PIA11205:
Microscope Image of a Martian Soil Surface Sample
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MECA
Robotic Arm
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a strongly magnetic surface which had scavenged particles from within the microscope enclosure before a sample delivery from the lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA11204:
Microscope Image of Scavenged Particles
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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A soil sample taken on Sept. 8, 2008 from the informally named 'Snow White' trench at NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander work site produced minerals that indicate evidence of past interaction between the minerals and liquid water.
PIA11203:
Phoenix's Snow White Trench
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a sequence of nine images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the sun rising on the morning of the lander's 101st Martian day after landing.
PIA11201:
Martian Sunrise at Phoenix Landing Site, Sol 101 Animation Icon
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The Canadian-built lidar aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander produced this graphic of a profile of a Martian cloud on Sept. 3, 2008. The vertical streaks at the base of the cloud at right show ice crystals falling from the cloud, similar to snow.
PIA11200:
Lidar Measurements of Snow Falling from Martian Clouds
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MECA
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Written by electron beam lithography in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Microdevices Laboratory, this Optical Microscope substrate helps the Phoenix mission science team learn how to assemble microscope images into a mosaic by aligning rows of text.
PIA11193:
Mosaic of Commemorative Microscope Substrate
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock out of the way on Sept. 22, 2008 to gain access to soil that had been underneath the rock. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11192:
Rock Moved by Mars Lander Arm, Stereo View
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock out of the way on Sept. 22, 2008 to gain access to soil that had been underneath the rock called 'Headless,' after the arm pushed it about 16 inches from its previous location.
PIA11191:
Rock Moved by Mars Lander Arm
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enlarged a trench beside a rock called 'Headless' on Sept. 20, 2008 in preparation for sliding the rock into the trench. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11190:
Preparation for Moving a Rock on Mars, Stereo View
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enlarged a trench beside a rock called 'Headless' on Sept. 20, 2008 in preparation for sliding the rock into the trench. The lander took this image later that afternoon, showing the enlarged trench.
PIA11189:
Preparation for Moving a Rock on Mars
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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A rock informally named 'Headless,' on the north side of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, showing the workspace reachable with the robotic arm.
PIA11187:
'Headless' Chosen for Attempt to Move a Martian Rock
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This images from a sequence of images that combines 32 images of clouds moving eastward across a Martian horizon. The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this set of images on Sept. 18, 2008,
PIA11184:
Clouds Move Across Mars Horizon Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander taken on Sept. 18, 2008, shows morning frost inside the 'Snow White' trench dug by the lander, in addition to subsurface ice exposed by use of a rasp on the floor of the trench.
PIA11182:
Morning Frost in Trench Dug by Phoenix, Sol 113
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows morning frost inside the 'Snow White' trench dug by the lander, in addition to subsurface ice exposed by use of a rasp on the floor of the trench.
PIA11183:
Morning Frost in Trench Dug by Phoenix, Sol 113 (False Color)
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image of the spacecraft's crumpled heat shield on Sept. 16, 2008. The heat shield lies about halfway between the spacecraft and its backshell/parachute.
PIA11172:
Crumpled Heat Shield
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MECA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, documents the delivery of a soil sample from the 'Snow White' trench. A small pile of soil is visible on the lower edge of the second cell from the top of the deck-mounted lab.
PIA11156:
More Soil Delivered to Phoenix Lab
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west of the lander on Sol 104, or the 104th Martian day of the mission, Sept. 9, 2008.
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Martian Dust Devil Movie, Phoenix Sol 104 Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil nearby on Sept. 9, 2008. Dust devils are whirlwinds that often occur when the Sun heats the surface of Mars. Warm air rises in a whirling motion, stirring dust up from the surface like a miniature tornado.
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Martian Arctic Dust Devil, Phoenix Sol 104
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil nearby on Sept. 9, 2008. Dust devils are whirlwinds that often occur when the Sun heats the surface of Mars. Warm air rises in a whirling motion, stirring dust up from the surface like a miniature tornado.
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Martian Arctic Dust Devil and Phoenix Meteorology Mast
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale catches a breeze as clouds move over the landing site on Sol 103 (Sept. 7, 2008), the 103rd Martian day since landing.
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Phoenix Telltale Movie with Clouds, Sol 103 Animation Icon
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An angry looking sky is captured in this frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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Nighttime Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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Winds were strong enough to cause about a half a centimeter (.19 inch) of motion of a solar panel on NASA's Phoenix Mars lander when the lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this picture on Aug. 31, 2008. The lander's telltale wind gauge can be seen.
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Solar Panel Buffeted by Wind at Phoenix Site
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The informally named 'Snow White' trench was the source for the next sample to be acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander for analysis by the wet chemistry lab showing a shadow-enhanced image of the trench on Sept. 8, 2008.
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Snow White Trench Prepared for Sample Collection
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this image on Sept. 1, 2008. The view underneath the lander shows growth of the clumps adhering to leg strut.
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Underneath Phoenix Lander 97 Sols After Touchdown
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during Sept. 4, 2008. This imaging served as a check of whether soil had stuck to the needles.
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Phoenix Conductivity Probe after Extraction from Martian Soil on Sol 99
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during Sept. 4, 2008.
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Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted into Martian Soil
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during Sept. 4, 2008 leaving an imprint visible below the probe, and a shadow showing the probe's four needles is cast on a rock to the left.
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Phoenix Conductivity Probe with Shadow and Toothmark
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Clouds scoot across the Martian sky in a frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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Ice Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander widened the deepest trench it has excavated, dubbed 'Stone Soup,' to collect a sample from below the surface for analysis by the lander's wet chemistry laboratory.
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Deepest Trenching at Phoenix Site on Mars
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As NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander excavates trenches, it also builds piles with most of the material scooped from the holes. The piles, like this one called 'Caterpillar,' provide researchers some information about the soil.
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Picking up Clues from the Discard Pile
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As NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander excavates trenches, it also builds piles with most of the material scooped from the holes. The piles, like this one called 'Caterpillar,' provide researchers some information about the soil. 3D glasses are necessary.
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Picking up Clues from the Discard Pile (Stereo)
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During the first 90 Martian days, or sols, after its May 25, 2008, landing on an arctic plain of Mars, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander dug several trenches in the workspace reachable with the lander's robotic arm.
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Phoenix Robotic Arm's Workspace After 90 Sols
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The image was taken at 51 minutes past midnight local solar time on Aug. 25, 2008 during the slow sunrise that followed a 75 minute 'night.' The skylight in the image is light scattered off atmospheric dust particles and ice crystals.
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Ice Cold Sunrise on Mars
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Digging by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Aug. 23, 2008 shows a deep trench, informally called 'Stone Soup' located at the borderline between two of the polygon-shaped hummocks that characterize the arctic plain.
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Deep 'Stone Soup' Trenching by Phoenix
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Digging by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Aug. 23, 2008, reached a depth about three times greater than in any trench Phoenix has excavated. 3D glasses are necessary.
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Deep 'Stone Soup' Trenching by Phoenix (Stereo)
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Needles of the thermal and conductivity probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander were positioned into the bottom of a trench called 'Upper Cupboard.' The probe at the wrist of the robotic arm's scoop is seen after it was raised back out of the trench.
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Conductivity Probe after Trench-Bottom Placement
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Aug. 20, 2008 shows some of the soil on the screen beneath the doors and one of the cell's two doors is fully open.
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Mid-Level Soil Sample for Oven Number Seven
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This mosaic of images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows Phoenix's workspace, informally named 'Wonderland,' with the major trenches and features that have been informally named as of August 19, 2008.
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Phoenix's Workspace
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A thin layer of water frost is visible on the ground around NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in this image taken August 14, 2008. Enhanced details of the polygons, troughs and rocks are seen around the landing site.
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Morning Frost on Martian Surface
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This image shows the eight sharp tips of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
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Sharp Tips on the Atomic Force Microscope
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
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Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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This is a 3D representation of the pits seen in the first Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM, images sent back from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in 2008. Red represents the highest point and purple represents the lowest point.
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3-D View of Mars Particle
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Lander shows particles of Martian dust lying on the microscope's silicon substrate. The Robotic Arm sprinkled a sample of the soil from the Snow White trench onto the microscope on July 2, 2008.
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Martian Dust Collected by Phoenix's Arm
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An image and a 3D representation from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Optical Microscope after a sample informally called 'Sorceress' was delivered to its silicon substrate on July 2, 2008.
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Images from Phoenix's MECA Instruments
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An image and 3D representation from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen after a sample informally called 'Sorceress' was delivered to its silicon substrate on July 2, 2008.
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Images from Phoenix's MECA Instruments
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This image is a three dimensional (3D) view of a digital elevation map of a sample collected by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Four round pits, 5 microns in depth, were micromachined into the silicon substrate.
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3-D Color Digital Elevation Map of AFM Sample
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Robotic Arm
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This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 12, 2008. The lander's scoop sprinkled a small amount of soil into a notch in the MECA box where the microscope's sample wheel is exposed.
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First Sample Delivery to Mars Microscope
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this false color image August 7, 2008. It shows a soil sample from a trench informally called 'Rosy Red' after being delivered to a gap between partially opened doors on the lander's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer.
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Color View of 'Rosy Red' Delivered to TEGA
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NASA's Phoenix Mars took this image on August 6, 2008. The shadow shows the outline of Phoenix's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe, or TECP. The holes seen in the Martian surface were made by this instrument to measure the soil's conductivity.
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Martian Surface after Phoenix's Conductivity Measurements
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This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on July 8, 2008 showing the trench informally called 'Snow White.' Two samples were delivered to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer.
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'Snow White' Trench
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The full-circle panorama in approximately true color taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the polygonal patterning of ground at the landing area, similar to patterns in permafrost areas on Earth.
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Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain on Mars in 2008. Polygonal patterning of ground in the landing area and trenches exposing subsurface material are visible.
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Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars, Polar Projection
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This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain on Mars in 2008. The full-circle panorama shows the polygonal patterning of ground in the landing area.
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Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars, Vertical Projection
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