This panorama image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope.
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Panorama of Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm

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This is an animation of panorama images of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope.

The images making up this animation were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager looking west during Phoenix's Sol 16 (June 10, 2008), or the 16th Martian day after landing. This view is a part of the "mission success" panorama that will show the whole landing site in color.

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#:
PIA10793

Date added:
2008-06-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Instruments:
Robotic Arm, Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)

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