This view from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows a portion of the trench informally named 'Snow White,' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
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'Snow White' Trench After Scraping (Stereo View)

This 3D view from the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the trench informally named "Snow White." This anaglyph was taken after a series of scrapings by the lander's Robotic Arm on the 58th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (July 23, 2008). The scrapings were done in preparation for collecting a sample for analysis from a hard subsurface layer where soil may contain frozen water.

The trench is 4 to 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) deep, about 23 centimeters (9 inches) wide and about 60 centimeters (24 inches) long.

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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Image details

ID#:
PIA10977

Date added:
2008-07-24

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Instruments:
Robotic Arm, Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)

Size:
1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)

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PIA10977.jpg (0.26 MB)

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