Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-Images of the Day: The Phoenix Has Landed!

How freakin' cool is this? The photo below was taken from space by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It shows the newest Mars lander, Phoenix, hanging from its parachute while descending yesterday to the surface of Mars:

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And here's Phoenix's first photo of Mars:

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Hooray! All went well.

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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