May 29, 2008

Phoenix Work Area Animation

This animation from Sol 1 shows a mosaic of the Phoenix digging area in the Martian terrain. Phoenix scientists are very pleased with this view as the terrain features few rocks — an optimal place for digging. The mast of the camera looks disjointed because the photos that comprise this mosaic were taken at different times of day. This video also show some of the lander’s instrumentation.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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