Another sunny and relatively clear day at NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander site. Atmospheric pressure on Sol 17 (June 11, 2008) was 8.35 millibars, with a maximum of minus 26 degrees Celsius (-15 Fahrenheit and a low of minus 82 Celsius (minus 116 Fahrenheit). Winds were calm at 14 km/h (8.7 miles per hour) from the southwest.
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.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Canadian Space Agency. Wind by Denmark’s University of Aarhus.