June 14, 2008

Panorama of Phoenix Solar Panel and Robotic Arm

This is an animation of panorama images 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.

The images making up this animation were taken by the lander’s Surface Stereo Imager looking west during Phoenix’s Sol 16 (June 10, 2008), or the 16th Martian day after landing. This view is a part of the “mission success” panorama that will show the whole landing site in color.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University

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