This approximate color view was obtained on sol 2 by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on board NASA's Mars Phoenix lander. The view is toward the northwest, showing polygonal terrain near the lander and out to the horizon.
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Color view to Northwest of Phoenix

This approximate color (SSI's red, green, and blue filters: 600, 530, and 480 nanometers) view was obtained on sol 2 by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on board the Phoenix lander. The view is toward the northwest, showing polygonal terrain near the lander and out to the horizon.

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.

Photojournal Note: As planned, the Phoenix lander, which landed May 25, 2008 23:53 UTC, ended communications in November 2008, about six months after landing, when its solar panels ceased operating in the dark Martian winter.

Image details

ID#:
PIA10713

Date added:
2008-05-28

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Mars Lander

Instruments:
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)

Size:
2395 x 3868 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
2,708

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA10713.tif (27.82 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA10713.jpg (0.8 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University