26 May 2008

First Phoenix Data!

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Phoenix\'s first view of Mars

Welcome to the northern plains of Mars! You can see freeze-thaw polygons in this shot, which are a very good sign of ice in the soil! I can’t wait to see what happens when they dig in with the arm.

And here’s a photo of the shiny solar panels, soaking up all the power they can.

Check out the rest at the Phoenix website!