This artist's conception depicts NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander a moment before its touchdown on the arctic plains of Mars.
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Phoenix Eases Down to Mars

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This artist's conception depicts NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander a moment before its touchdown on the arctic plains of Mars. Pulsed rocket engines control the spacecraft's speed during the final seconds of descent.

This illustration is part of the animation featured above.

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 details

ID#:
PIA10666

Date added:
2008-05-22

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Size:
1280 x 720 pixels (width x height)

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1,261

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PIA10666.tif (2.77 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA10666.jpg (0.07 MB)

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