This image is a stereo, panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Oct. 7, 2008. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
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Phoenix Trenches

Annotated version for PIA11229
Annotated Version

Left-eye view of a stereo pair for PIA11229
Left-eye view of a stereo pair

 Right-eye view of a stereo pair for PIA11229
Right-eye view of a stereo pair

This image is a stereo, panoramic view of various trenches dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The images that make up this panorama were taken by Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager at about 4 p.m., local solar time at the landing site, on the 131st, Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).

In figure 1, the trenches are labeled in orange and other features are labeled in blue. Figures 2 and 3 are the left- and right-eye members of a stereo pair.

For scale, the "Pet Donkey" trench just to the right of center is approximately 38 centimeters (15 inches) long and 31 to 34 centimeters (12 to 13 inches) wide. In addition, the rock in front of it, "Headless," is about 11.5 by 8.5 centimeters (4.5 by 3.3 inches), and about 5 centimeters (2 inches) tall.

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#:
PIA11229

Date added:
2008-10-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Phoenix

Spacecraft:
Phoenix Lander

Instruments:
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)

Rating:



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3,401

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