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Earth Site Corresponding to Phoenix Mars Lander's Targeted Site
Phoenix landing site as it compares to Earth

The targeted landing site for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is at about 68 degrees north latitude, 233 degrees east longitude in the Martian arctic.

On Earth, those coordinates specify a location in northwestern Canada.

Canada supplied the Phoenix spacecraft's Meteorological Station.

The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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