A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
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Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface

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This animated camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface. The final frame shows the soil sample delivered to MECA as viewed through the Optical Microscope (OM) on Sol 17 (June 11, 2008), or the 17th Martian day.

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#:
PIA10799

Date added:
2008-06-13

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Instruments:
Microscopy Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA)

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