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English: 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 top portion has been stretched eight fold to show details of features in the background. Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site can also be seen. The hummocky terrain has a network of troughs and very few rocks, typical of polar surfaces here on Earth.

Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager captured the images making up this mosaic on the first and third martian days, or sols, of the mission (May 26 and 28, 2008). The spacecraft is capable of taking colour, high-resolution photos, but its first priority is to scan its surroundings with black-and-white, lower-resolution images like these.

The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
Date 28 May 2008
Author NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
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