NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
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How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction

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This animation shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).

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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ID#:
PIA10756

Date added:
2008-06-04

Target:
HASH(0xa97a7c4)

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Instruments:
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)

Size:
1024 x 576 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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1,130

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA10756.tif (1.77 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA10756.jpg (0.05 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Aarhus University/Niels Bohr Institute/Texas A&M University