Farewell Phoenix

Farewell Phoenix
11.10.08
 
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In the North Polar region of Mars

Do huge quantities of water ice

lie hidden just below the surface?

Could the Martian Arctic

Provide a habitat for life?

Aug 2007

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander

Heads off to investigate

A harrowing descent

A picture-perfect landing

An incredible mission

The final descent as seen from above

One foot in the soil

New views of Mars

Land of the Midnight Sun

Tracking martian weather patterns

Digging deeper

Soil traits favorable for life

Water ice confirmed

Frost deposits as winter sets in

As winter sets in

Mountains of data for scientists to mine

For clues about habitats on Mars

Farewell, Phoenix and thank you

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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