Monday, May 26, 2008
The first image is of the Phoenix Lander as it traverses the Martian atmosphere reading fro touchdown. The image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Absolutely amazing what humans can do. A 422 million mile journey to an Alien World and the Phoenix Space craft survives touchdown in a perfectly healthy manner. In the next 90 days we will again be awed at the science this little fellow will produce and send back to us!!
The second image is first light from the eyes of Phoenix of the Mars Polar Region.