Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HiRISE camera snaps Mars Phoenix Lander

The Planetary Society blog posted a wonderful series of photos from the HiRISE camera run by UA of the Phoenix Mars Lander site taken from orbit, over the past year. The lander, parachute, and heat shield are all clearly visible across the area [right]. Go to the blog itself because you can get the blown up images and see the incredible detail.

The blog also says today's story about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the Arizona Daily Star has the most information about why the MRO has been in safe mode since late August.

Thanks to Will at The Dragon's Tale for putting me onto this.

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