Image from the Phoenix Lander
10.26.08
 
Image from the Phoenix Lander

The Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, a component of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA), acquired this image of its sample stage at "13:18:52" local Mars solar time at the Phoenix site on the mission's Martian day, or Sol, 148 . The rotational (substrate selection) position of the stage was 14256 and its translation (focus) position was 49011. The sample illumination configuration was Green. Images are acquired both before and after sample deposition, and these should be compared to eliminate features that may have come from non-Martian sources. Additional information is available in the Instrument section of the project website.


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