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  imageALT   Phoenix Lander Amid Disappearing Spring Ice
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, its backshell and its heatshield are visible within this enhanced-color image of the Phoenix landing site taken on Jan. 6, 2010 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
› Read More January 11, 2010
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix in Winter
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured winter images of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander surrounded by dry-ice frost on Mars.
› Read More November 4, 2009
       
       
  imageALT   Composite View from Phoenix Lander
This mosaic of images from the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows several trenches dug by Phoenix, plus a corner of the spacecraft's deck and the Martian arctic plain stretching to the horizon.
› Read More July 2, 2009
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Deck after Sample Deliveries
This mosaic of images from the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a portion of the spacecraft's deck after deliveries of several Martian soil samples to instruments on the deck.
› Read More July 2, 2009
       
       
  imageALT   Composite View of Phoenix Trenches
Several of the trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander are displayed in this approximately true color mosaic of images from the lander's Surface Stereo Imager camera.
› Read More July 2, 2009
       
       
  imageALT   Change of Seasons on Mars
Summer turned to autumn for the Phoenix Mars Lander on December 26, 2008. This image, taken on December 21 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the lander during the last waning days of northern hemisphere summer.
› Read More January 2, 2009
       
       
  imageALT   Dark Skies and Clouds Move in at Phoenix site
Clouds of dust and ice swirl past the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in a series of images taken on the 132nd Martian day of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Plain in Late Summer
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander acquired this view of the textured plain near the lander at about 11 a.m. local Mars solar time during the mission's 124th Martian day, or sol (Sept. 29, 2008).
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Lander Self Portrait on Mars, Vertical Projection
This view is a vertical projection that combines hundreds of exposures taken by the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Lander on Mars with Surrounding Terrain, Vertical Projection
This view is a vertical projection that combines more than 500 exposures taken by the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Geomorphic Map of Region Around Phoenix Mars Lander
This map shows shows a color-coded interpretation of geomorphic units -- categories based on surface textures and contours -- in the region where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has studied an arctic Martian plain.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Contour Map of Mars' Surface Beside Phoenix
the contours of polygons and relationship of polygon boundaries to trenches and other features in the workspace of the lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'La Mancha' Trench Dug by Phoenix Mars Lander
The Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander captured this view on the mission's 148th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 24, 2008), about a week before the lander's final communication.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   One Last Look at the Martian Arctic
This is a false color image of the Martian terrain and rock called "Winkies" (rock "Quadlings" in foreground) taken by the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Sol 151 of the mission (Oct. 27, 2008).
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Contour Map of Mars' Surface Beside Phoenix, No Labels
This color-coded elevation map of the local terrain on the north side of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the contours of polygons and relationship of polygon boundaries to trenches and other features in the workspace of the lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'La Mancha' Trench Dug by Phoenix Mars Lander, No Labels
The Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander captured this view on the mission's 148th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 24, 2008), about a week before the lander's final communication.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Frost Accumulates on 'Snow White' Trench
The Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this shadow-enhanced false color image of the "Snow White" trench, on the eastern end of Phoenix's digging area. The image was taken on Sol 144, or the 144th day of the mission, Oct. 20, 2008.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Adsorbed Water Illustration
The Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander detected small and variable amounts of water in the Martian soil.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Overnight Changes Recorded by Phoenix Conductivity Probe
This graph presents simplified data from overnight measurements by the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from noon of the mission's 70th Martian day, or sol, to noon the following sol (Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2008).
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil, Sol 46
This image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the lander's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP), at the end of the Robotic Arm, on the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (July 11, 2008).
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Lander's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
The Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP) for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took measurements in Martian soil and in the air.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Lander on Mars with Surrounding Terrain, Polar Projection
This view is a polar projection that combines more than 500 exposures taken by the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and projects them as if looking down from above.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Illustration of Mars' Obliquity Variation
The tilt of Mars' spin axis (obliquity) varies cyclically over hundreds of thousands of years, and affects the sunlight falling on the poles.
› Read More December 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Underneath the Phoenix Lander
The Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this image on Oct. 18, 2008, during the 142nd Martian day, or sol, since landing.
› Read More October 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this false color image on Oct. 21, 2008, during the 145th Martian day, or sol, since landing.
› Read More October 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Deepens Trenches on Mars
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this false color image on Oct. 21, 2008, during the 145th Martian day, or sol, since landing.
› Read More October 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Probe Inserted in Martian Soil
The Phoenix Mars lander's robotic-arm camera took this image of the spacecraft's thermal and electrical-conductivity probe (TECP) inserted into Martian soil on day 149 of the mission.
› Read More October 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil on Phoenix
This image shows Martian soil piled on top of the spacecraft's deck and some of its instruments.
› Read More October 21, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil Fills Phoenix Laboratory Cell
This image shows four of the eight cells in the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. TEGA's ovens, located underneath the cells, heat soil samples so the released gases can be analyzed.
› Read More October 17, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Telltale Instrument Waving in the Martian Wind
This series of images show Phoenix's telltale instrument waving in the Martian wind. Documenting the telltale's movement helps mission scientists and engineers determine what the wind is like on Mars.
› Read More October 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Dust Devils Moving Near Phoenix Lander
This series of images show the movement of several dust devils near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. These images were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on the 137th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 13, 2008).
› Read More October 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Late-summer Martian Dust Storm
Captured in this image is a 37,000 square-kilometer (almost 23,000 miles) dust storm that moved counter-clockwise through the Phoenix landing site on Oct 11, 2008.
› Read More October 14, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Trenches, Stereo
Here is a stereo, panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More October 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Trenches, Left Eye
Here is a panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More October 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Trenches, Right Eye
Here is a panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More October 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Trenches, Labeled
Here is a panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More October 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's La Manch Trench
This false color image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, was taken on the 131st Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
› Read More October 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Frost on Mars
This image shows bluish-white frost seen on the Martian surface near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The image was taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 131st Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
› Read More October 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil on Phoenix's MECA
This image shows soil delivery to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA).
› Read More October 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's La Manch Trench in 3D
This anaglyph, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, was taken on the 131st Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
› Read More October 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil on Phoenix's TEGA
This image shows soil on the doors of the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More October 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Robotic Arm Camera on Mars with Lights On
This image is a composite view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) with its lights on, as seen by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
› Read More October 2, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Robotic Arm Camera on Mars, with Lights Off
This approximate color image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) as seen by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
› Read More October 2, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Surface Stereo Imager on Mars, Side View
This image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) as seen by the lander's Robotic Arm Camera.
› Read More October 1, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Surface Stereo Imager on Mars, Face-On
This image is a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) as seen by the lander's Robotic Arm Camera.
› Read More October 1, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscope Image of a Martian Soil Surface Sample
This is the closest view of the material underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This sample was taken from the top centimeter of the Martian soil, and this image from the lander's Optical Microscope demonstrates its overall composition.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscope Image of Scavenged Particles
This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Optical Microscope shows a strongly magnetic surface which has scavenged particles from within the microscope enclosure before a sample delivery from the lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Snow White Trench
A soil sample taken from the informally named "Snow White" trench at NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander work site produced minerals that indicate evidence of past interaction between the minerals and liquid water.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Landing Site Indicated on Global View
NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission landed at 68.2 degrees north latitude, 234.2 degrees east longitude. The far-northern location of the site is indicated on this global view from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Sunrise at Phoenix Landing Site, Sol 101
This sequence of nine images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the sun rising on the morning of the lander's 101st Martian day after landing.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Temperature Measurements Taken by Phoenix Spacecraft
This chart plots the minimum daily atmospheric temperature measured by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft since landing on Mars.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Lidar Measurements of Snow Falling from Martian Clouds
The Canadian-built lidar aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander produced this graphic of a profile of a Martian cloud on the 99th sol, or Martian day, of the mission (Sept. 3, 2008).
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Declining Sunshine for Phoenix Lander
The yellow line on this graphic indicates the number of hours of sunlight each sol, or Martian day, at the Phoenix landing site's far-northern latitude, beginning with the entire Martian day (about 24 hours and 40 minutes) for the first 90 sols, then declining to no sunlight by about sol 300.
› Read More September 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Mosaic of Commemorative Microscope Substrate
Written by electron beam lithography in the Microdevices Laboratory of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this Optical Microscope substrate helps the Phoenix Mars Mission science team learn how to assemble individual microscope images into a mosaic by aligning rows of text.
› Read More September 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Preparation for Moving a Rock on Mars
The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enlarged a trench beside a rock called "Headless" during the mission's 115th Martian day (Sept. 20, 2008) in preparation for sliding the rock into the trench.
› Read More September 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Rock Moved by Mars Lander Arm
The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock out of the way during the mission's 117th Martian day (Sept. 22, 2008) to gain access to soil that had been underneath the rock.
› Read More September 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Rock Moved by Mars Lander Arm, Stereo
The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock out of the way during the mission's 117th Martian day (Sept. 22, 2008) to gain access to soil that had been underneath the rock.
› Read More September 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Preparation for Moving a Rock on Mars, Stereo View
The robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enlarged a trench beside a rock called "Headless" during the mission's 115th Martian day (Sept. 20, 2008) in preparation for sliding the rock into the trench.
› Read More September 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Headless' Chosen for Attempt to Move a Martian Rock
A rock informally named "Headless," on the north side of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, has been selected for an attempt to slide the rock aside with the lander's robotic arm.
› Read More September 22, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Morning Frost in Trench Dug by Phoenix, Sol 113
This image from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows morning frost inside the "Snow White" trench dug by the lander, in addition to subsurface ice exposed by use of a rasp on the floor of the trench.
› Read More September 19, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Morning Frost in Trench Dug by Phoenix, Sol 113 (False Color)
This image from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows morning frost inside the "Snow White" trench dug by the lander, in addition to subsurface ice exposed by use of a rasp on the floor of the trench.
› Read More September 19, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Clouds Move Across Mars Horizon
This sequence combines 32 images of clouds moving eastward across a Martian horizon.
› Read More September 19, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Crumpled Heat Shield
The Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image of the spacecraft's crumpled heat shield on Sept. 16, 2008, the 111th Martian day of the mission.
› Read More September 17, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   More Soil Delivered to Phoenix Lab
This image documents the delivery of a soil sample from the "Snow White" trench to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory.
› Read More September 16, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Arctic Dust Devil and Phoenix Meteorology Mast
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west-southwest of the lander at 11:16 a.m. local Mars time on Sol 104, or the 104th Martian day of the mission, Sept. 9, 2008.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Arctic Dust Devil, Phoenix Sol 104
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west of the lander at 11:49 a.m. local Mars time on Sol 104, or the 104th Martian day of the mission, Sept. 9, 2008.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Solar Panel Buffeted by Wind at Phoenix Site
Winds were strong enough to cause about a half a centimeter (.19 inch) of motion of a solar panel on NASA's Phoenix Mars lander when the lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this picture on Aug. 31, 2008, during the 96th Martian day since landing.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Dust Devil Movie, Phoenix Sol 104
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west of the lander in four frames shot about 50 seconds apart from each other.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Telltale Movie with Clouds, Sol 103
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale catches a breeze as clouds move over the landing site on Sol 103 (Sept. 7, 2008), the 103rd Martian day since landing.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Nighttime Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie)
An angry looking sky is captured in a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More September 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Snow White Trench Prepared for Sample Collection
The informally named "Snow White" trench is the source for the next sample to be acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander for analysis by the wet chemistry lab.
› Read More September 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Underneath Phoenix Lander 97 Sols After Touchdown
The Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this image on Sept. 1, 2008, at about 4 a.m. local solar time during the 97th Martian day, or sol, since landing.
› Read More September 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Conductivity Probe with Shadow and Toothmark
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during the 98th Martian day, or sol, of the mission and left it in place until Sol 99 (Sept. 4, 2008).
› Read More September 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted into Martian Soil
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during the 98th Martian day, or sol, of the mission and left it in place until Sol 99 (Sept. 4, 2008).
› Read More September 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Conductivity Probe after Extraction from Martian Soil on Sol 99
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander inserted the four needles of its thermal and conductivity probe into Martian soil during the 98th Martian day, or sol, of the mission and left it in place until Sol 99 (Sept. 4, 2008).
› Read More September 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Ice Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie)
Clouds scoot across the Martian sky in a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More September 1, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Deepest Trenching at Phoenix Site on Mars
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander widened the deepest trench it has excavated.
› Read More September 1, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Picking up Clues from the Discard Pile
As NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander excavates trenches, it also builds piles with most of the material scooped from the holes. The piles, like this one called "Caterpillar," provide researchers some information about the soil.
› Read More August 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Robotic Arm's Workspace After 90 Sols
During the first 90 Martian days, or sols, after its May 25, 2008, landing on an arctic plain of Mars, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander dug several trenches in the workspace reachable with the lander's robotic arm.
› Read More August 27, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Ice Cold Sunrise on Mars
From the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, above the Martian arctic circle, the sun does not set during the peak of the Martian summer.
› Read More August 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Deep 'Stone Soup' Trenching by Phoenix
Digging by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Aug. 23, 2008, during the 88th sol (Martian day) since landing, reached a depth about three times greater than in any trench Phoenix has excavated.
› Read More August 25, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Conductivity Probe after Trench-Bottom Placement
Needles of the thermal and conductivity probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander were positioned into the bottom of a trench.
› Read More August 22, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Mid-Level Soil Sample for Oven Number Seven
Soil from a sample called Burning Coals was delivered through the doors of cell number seven (left) of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Aug. 20, 2008, during the 85th Martian day, or sol, since Phoenix landed.
› Read More August 21, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Workspace
This mosaic of images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager shows Phoenix's workspace, informally named "Wonderland," with the major trenches and features that have been informally named as of Sol 84 (August 19, 2008), the 84th Martian day after landing.
› Read More August 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Morning Frost on Martian Surface
A thin layer of water frost is visible on the ground around NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in this image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager at 6 a.m. on Sol 79 (August 14, 2008), the 79th Martian day after landing.
› Read More August 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Frost Accumulation on Telltale Mirror
Bright specks of frost accumulate on the mirror of the telltale on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in this series of images.
› Read More August 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Atomic Force Microscope Operation
This animation is a scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
› Read More August 14, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Images from Phoenix's MECA Instruments
The image on the upper left is from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Optical Microscope after a sample informally called "Sorceress" was delivered to its silicon substrate on the 38th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (July 2, 2008).
› Read More August 14, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sharp Tips on the Atomic Force Microscope
This image shows eight sharp tips of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
› Read More August 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First Sample Delivery to Mars Microscope
This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 17th Martian day, or sol, after landing (June 12, 2008).
› Read More August 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Dust Collected by Phoenix's Arm
This image from NASA's Phoenix Lander's Optical Microscope shows particles of Martian dust lying on the microscope's silicon substrate.
› Read More August 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Images from Phoenix's MECA Instruments
The image on the upper left is from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Optical Microscope after a sample informally called "Sorceress" was delivered to its silicon substrate on the 38th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (July 2, 2008).
› Read More August 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Surface after Phoenix's Conductivity Measurements
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera took this image on Sol 71 (August 6, 2008), the 71st Martian day after landing. The shadow shows the outline of Phoenix's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe, or TECP.
› Read More August 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Color View of 'Rosy Red' Delivered to TEGA
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this false color image on Sol 72 (August 7, 2008), the 72nd Martian day after landing. It shows a soil sample from a trench informally called "Rosy Red" after being delivered to a gap between partially opened doors on the lander's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA.
› Read More August 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Snow White' Trench
This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 43, the 43rd Martian day after landing (July 8, 2008).
› Read More August 5, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars
This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
› Read More July 31, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars, Polar Projection
This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
› Read More July 31, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars, Vertical Projection
This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
› Read More July 31, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sixty-One Martian Days of Weather Monitoring
The Canadian Meteorological Station on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander tracked some changes in daily weather patterns over the first 61 Martian days of the mission (May 26 to July 22, 2008), a period covering late spring to early summer on northern Mars.
› Read More July 31, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Workspace
This image taken by NASA's PHoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager shows the current trenches, labeled Dodo-Goldilocks and Snow White, and the areas identified for future digging, labeled Cupboard and Neverland.
› Read More July 31, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Snow Queen' Animation
This animation consists of two close-up images of "Snow Queen," taken several days apart, by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More July 29, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   After Sample-Delivery Attempt, Sol 62
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander collected a soil sample and attempted to deliver some of it to a laboratory oven on the deck during the mission's 62nd Martian day, or sol, (July 28, 2008).
› Read More July 28, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   After Attempted Sample Delivery on Sol 60, False Color
This view from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the mission's 60th Martian day, or sol, (July 26, 2008) was taken after the lander's scoop sprinkled a soil sample over Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).
› Read More July 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   After Rasping by Phoenix in 'Snow White' Trench, Sol 60
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used the motorized rasp on the back of its robotic arm scoop during the mission's 60th Martian day, or sol, (July 26, 2008) to penetrate a hard layer at the bottom of a trench informally called "Snow White."
› Read More July 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil Still in Scoop After Sample-Delivery Attempt
This image from the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows that soil remained inside the arm's scoop after an attempt to deliver a soil sample to a laboratory oven during the lander's 60th Martian day, or sol (July 26, 2008).
› Read More July 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Scoop Ready to Obtain New Sample
This view from the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the Robotic Arm scoop.
› Read More July 25, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Doors Fully Open on Phoenix's Next Oven
The double doors on the right are wide open in this image of four pairs of oven doors on Phoenix's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).
› Read More July 25, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Snow White' Trench After Scraping
This view from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the trench informally named "Snow White."
› Read More July 24, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Midnight Sun on Mars
This panorama mosaic of images was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This mosaic documents the midnight sun during several days of the mission.
› Read More July 23, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Before & After Scraping on Sol 56
This animation combines two images of the trench informally named "Snow White" taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on July 21, 2008, during the lander's 56th Martian day, or sol, since landing.
› Read More July 22, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Doors Fully Open on Phoenix's Next Oven
The double doors on the right are wide open in this image of four pairs of oven doors on Phoenix's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).
› Read More July 21, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Oh Canada!
This color mosaic image of the protective cover of the lidar onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on Sol 35, or the 35th day of the mission, June 30, 2008.
› Read More July 17, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Rasped Soil Sample in Phoenix Scoop
This image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera on Sol 50, the 50th day of the mission, July 15, 2008, shows material collected in the lander's scoop from the rasping activity on the Martian surface.
› Read More July 16, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Rasping in 'Snow White'
This image, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 50, or the 50th day of the mission, July 15, 2008, shows two holes at the top created by the lander's Robotic Arm's motorized rasp tool.
› Read More July 16, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Rasp Tool on Phoenix Robotic Arm Model
This close-up photograph taken at the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, shows the motorized rasp protruding from the bottom of the scoop on the engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Robotic Arm Rasp
This photograph shows the rasp protruding from the back of the scoop on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm engineering model in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Robotic Arm Scoop with Rasp
This drawing shows a side view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's scoop with various tools for acquiring soil, icy soil and ice samples.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Testing the Robotic Arm Rasp on Earth
Members of NASA Phoenix Mars Mission's Robotic Arm engineering team test the arm's motorized rasp in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Conductivity Probe
This image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 49, or the 49th Martian day of the mission (July 14, 2008), shows thermal and electrical conductivity probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Scoop Inverted Showing Rasp
This image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 49, or the 49th Martian day of the mission (July 14, 2008), shows the silver colored rasp protruding from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm scoop.
› Read More July 15, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Robotic Arm connects with 'Alice'
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm comes into contact with a rock informally named "Alice" near the "Snow White" trench.
› Read More July 14, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Preparatory Groundwork in 'Snow White' Trench
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is enlarging a trench informally named "Snow White" to prepare a cleaned-off area at the top of a subsurface layer of hard material, possibly ice-rich soil.
› Read More July 14, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Eyeing the Sky's Water Vapor
This image, and many like it, are one way NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is measuring trace amounts of water vapor in the atmosphere over far-northern Mars.
› Read More July 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil
This image has been posted in connection with a Phoenix Mars Lander news briefing on May 27, 2008.
› Read More July 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Fork at the End of its Arm
This image taken by the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the lander's Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP) near the Martian surface on Sol 43, the 43rd Martian day after landing (July 8, 2008).
› Read More July 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First Atomic Force Microscope Image from Mars
This calibration image presents three-dimensional data from the atomic force microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, showing surface details of a substrate on the microscope station's sample wheel.
› Read More July 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Digging in "Snow White" trench
This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 44th Martian day of the mission, or Sol 43 (July 7, 2008), after the May 25, 2008, landing, showing the current sample scraping area in the trench informally called "Snow White."
› Read More July 8, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Again Carries Soil to Wet Chemistry Lab
This image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the lander's Robotic Arm scoop positioned over the Wet Chemistry Lab Cell 1 delivery funnel on Sol 41, the 42nd Martian day after landing, or July 6, 2008, after a soil sample was delivered to the instrument.
› Read More July 7, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Snow White 5 Trench
Snow White 5 is Phoenix's current active digging area after additional trenching, grooming, and scraping by Phoenix's Robotic Arm in the last few sols to trenches informally called Snow White 1, 2, 3, and 4.
› Read More June 30, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Happy Mars Solstice!
This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) in the late afternoon of the 30th Martian day of the mission, or Sol 30 (June 25, 2008).
› Read More June 27, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Color Image of Snow White Trenches and Scraping
This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 31st Martian day of the mission, or Sol 31 (June 26, 2008), after the May 25, 2008 landing.
› Read More June 27, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscopic Materials on a Magnet
These images show a comparison of the weak magnet OM7 from the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander before (left) and after (right) soil deposition.
› Read More June 27, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Rosy Red' Soil in Scoop
This image shows a microscopic view of fine-grained material at the tip of the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 20, 2008, the 26th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Laboratory Units
This image shows four Wet Chemistry Laboratory units, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This image was taken before Phoenix's launch on August 4, 2007.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Rosy Red' Soil in Phoenix's Scoop
This image shows fine-grained material inside the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 25, 2008, the 30th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Pan and Zoom of 'Rosy Red' Soil in Scoop
This pan and zoom animation shows a microscopic view of fine-grained material at the tip of the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 20, 2008, the 26th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy,
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   A Wet Chemistry Laboratory Cell
This picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) cell is labeled with components responsible for mixing Martian soil with water from Earth, adding chemicals and measuring the solution chemistry. WCL is part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite on board the Phoenix lander.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Delivery to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory
This portion of a picture acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera documents the delivery of soil to one of four Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) cells on the 30th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Image of 'Rosy Red' Soil in Scoop
This image shows a close-up view of fine-grained material at the tip of the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 20, 2008, the 26th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
› Read More June 26, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Carries Soil to Wet Chemistry Lab
This image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the lander's Robotic Arm scoop positioned over the Wet Chemistry Lab delivery funnel on Sol 29, the 29th Martian day after landing, or June 24, 2008.
› Read More June 24, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Workplace Map
This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's recent activity site as of the 23rd Martian day of the mission, or Sol 22 (June 16, 2008), after the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet's northern polar plains.
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Lay of the Land
This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's recent activity site as of the 23rd Martian day of the mission, or Sol 22 (June 16, 2008), after the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet's northern polar plains.
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Snow White Trenches
This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 25th Martian day of the mission, or Sol 24 (June 19, 2008), after the May 25, 2008, landing.
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Ice on Mars -- Now it's Gone
This color image was acquired by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the 25th day of the mission, or Sol 24 (June 19, 2008).
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Ice on Mars -- Now You See It
This color image was acquired by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the 21st day of the mission, or Sol 20 (June 15, 2008).
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Disappearing Ice In Color
These color images were acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 21st and 25th days of the mission, or Sols 20 and 24 (June 15 and 19, 2008).
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Snow White' in Color
This image has been posted in connection with a Phoenix Mars Lander news briefing on June 20, 2008.
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Disappearing Ice In Color
These color images were acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 21st and 25th days of the mission, or Sols 20 and 24 (June 15 and 19, 2008).
› Read More June 20, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Disappearing Ice
These images were acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 21st and 25th days of the mission, or Sols 20 and 24 (June 15 and 19, 2008).
› Read More June 19, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Digging of 'Snow White' Begins
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander began excavating a new trench, dubbed "Snow White," in a patch of Martian soil near the center of a polygonal surface feature, nicknamed "Cheshire Cat."
› Read More June 17, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Dodo-Goldilocks' Trench Dug by Phoenix
This color image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on the 19th day of the mission, or Sol 19 (June 13, 2008), after the May 25, 2008, landing.
› Read More June 16, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   'Dodo-Goldilocks' Trench Elevation Map
This color-coded elevation map shows the "Dodo-Goldilocks" trench dug by the Robotic Arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 16, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sprinkle Test by Phoenix Robotic Arm
Based on the test's success in delivering a small quantity and fine-size particles, the Phoenix team plans to use the sprinkle method for delivering samples to MECA and to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Early Spring Dust Storms at the North Pole of Mars
Early spring typically brings dust storms to northern polar Mars.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm
This image has been posted in connection with a Phoenix Mars Lander news briefing on June 13, 2008.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Looking North from Phoenix
This series of images, taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, has been combined into a panoramic view looking north from the lander.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   "Dodo" and "Goldilocks" Trenches
This image of the informally named "Dodo" (on left) and "Goldilocks" (on right) trenches was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscopic Image of Martian Surface Material on a Silicone Substrate
This image taken by the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows soil sprinkled from the lander's Robot Arm scoop onto a silicone substrate.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscopic Comparison of Airfall Dust to Martian Soil
This pair of images taken by the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander offers a side-by-side comparison of an airfall dust sample
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Microscopic View of Soil on a Micromachined Silicone Substrate
This image taken by the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Sol 17 (June 11, 2008) shows soil sprinkled from the lander's Robot Arm scoop onto a substrate.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Zooming in on the Martian Soil
Three zoomed-in portions are shown with an image of Martian soil particles taken by the Optical Microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Robotic Arm Camera Image of the South Side of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (Door TA4 receiving sample)
The Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is shown with one set of oven doors open and dirt from a sample delivery.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First Sample Delivery to Mars Microscope
The Robotic Arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has just delivered the first sample of dug-up soil to the spacecraft's microscope station.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sol 17 Weather Report
Another sunny and relatively clear day at NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander site.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Blowing in the Wind Animations
These are two separate, side-by-side animations made from the same nine images the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took looking into the sky.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First Dodo Trench with White Layer Visible in Dig Area
This color image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager .
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Digging Movie from Phoenix's Sol 18
The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded the images combined into this movie of the lander's Robotic Arm.
› Read More June 13, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First Sample Delivery to Mars Microscope
The Robotic Arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has just delivered the first sample of dug-up soil to the spacecraft's microscope station in this image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager during the mission's Sol 17 (June 12), or 17th Martian day after landing.
› Read More June 12, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Color View 'Dodo' and 'Baby Bear' Trenches
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), the 14th Martian day after landing.
› Read More June 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration
This is a computer-aided drawing of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 11, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sprinkle Test by Phoenix's Robotic Arm (Movie)
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its Robotic Arm during the mission's 15th Martian day since landing (June 9, 2008) to test a "sprinkle" method for delivering small samples of soil to instruments on the lander deck.
› Read More June 10, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   TEGA Whirligig Model
This is a photo of an engineering model of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Robotic Arm Biobarrier Cable
This image, taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the 14th Martian day of the mission (June 7, 2008),
› Read More June 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Metal Spring near Phoenix Footpad
This image, acquired by the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, shows a spring on the ground under the lander near a footpad.
› Read More June 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Clumps in Phoenix Scoop
This sample of Martian soil was collected by the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during the 14th Martian day after landing (June 8, 2008) for later delivery to the lander's Optical Microscope.
› Read More June 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Small Effect of Vibrating Martian Soil Sample on Oven Door
In both images of this before-and-after sequence, a sample of Martian soil rests on a screen over the opening to one of the eight ovens of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument (TEGA) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 9, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil Delivery to Phoenix Oven
This image shows a view from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager's left eye after delivery of soil to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA), taken on the 12th Martian day after landing (Sol 12, June 6, 2008).
› Read More June 7, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Soil Delivery to Analytical Instrument on Phoenix
The Robotic Arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander released a sample of Martian soil onto a screened opening of the lander's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) during the 12th Martian day, or sol, since landing (June 6, 2008).
› Read More June 7, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Soil Sample Poised at TEGA Door
This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 11 (June 5, 2008), the eleventh day after landing.
› Read More June 6, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   "Dodo" and "Baby Bear" Trenches
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image on Sol 11 (June 5, 2008), the eleventh day after landing.
› Read More June 6, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Soil Ready for Robotic Laboratory Analysis
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scooped up this Martian soil on the mission's 11th Martian day, or sol, after landing (June 5, 2008) as the first soil sample for delivery to the laboratory on the lander deck.
› Read More June 6, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Possible Nature of Particles Viewed by Mars Lander's Optical Microscope
The color composite on the right was acquired by the Optical Microscope, a part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 5, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Particles on Microscope's Silicone Substrate
The color composite image on the right was acquired by the Optical Microscope, a part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 5, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Highest Resolution Image of Dust and Sand Yet Acquired on Mars
This mosaic of four side-by-side microscope images (one a color composite) was acquired by the Optical Microscope, a part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 5, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Scale of Phoenix Optical Microscope Images
This set of pictures gives context for the size of individual images from the Optical Microscope on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander.
› Read More June 5, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Sampling Strategy
Three locations to the right of the test dig area are identified for the first samples to be delivered to the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA), the Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL), and the Optical Microscope (OM) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   First TEGA Oven is Ready to Accept a Sample
The Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer instrument has been checked out and has been approved to accept the sample from the location informally called "Baby Bear".
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Color B of workspace from sol 7
Mark Left by First Dig at Phoenix Site
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Second Dig and Dump Test
The Robotic Arm took a second scoop full of soil and revealed whitish material at the bottom of the dig area informally called the "Knave of Hearts".
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix Lander Work Area
This image shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Robotic Arm work area with an overlay.
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix Lander
This is an image of the Martian surface taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) on the fifth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 5 (May 30, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Phoenix's "Dodo" Trench
This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) on the ninth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 9 (June 3, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix
This image shows the landing site of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on the fourth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 4 (May 29, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Martian Surface Beneath Phoenix
This is an image of the Martian surface beneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Color Views of Soil Scooped on Sol 9
These three color views show the Robotic Arm scoop from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   White Layer Visible in Dig Area
This color image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager on the ninth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 9 (June 3, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Telltale animation
This animation of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale was made from five images taken by Phoenix's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) just after 4:37 PM local Mars time on the ninth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 9 (June 3, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
       
  imageALT   Telltale animation
This animation of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale was made from five images taken by Phoenix's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) near 3:00 PM local Mars time on the ninth Martian day of the mission, or Sol 9 (June 3, 2008).
› Read More June 4, 2008
       
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