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First TEGA Oven is Ready to Accept a Sample
2008-06-04
  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". Although the doors did not fully open, tests have shown that enough sample will get in to fill the tiny oven. This image was taken on the eighth day of the Mars mission, or Sol 8 (June 2, 2008) by the Robotic Arm Camera aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.

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

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