3 July 2008

Phoenix update: More ice, newer panorama

Posted by briony

Emily over at the Planetary Society has a fantastic update on Phoenix. Highlights include:

* Phoenix has been scraping away at the icy-soil layer at the Snow White trench, and has begun sampling the soil-ice interface. The team was hoping to deliver a sample of this to TEGA, but concerns about the potential for short-cicuiting in TEGA have slowed down progress on this, and we probably won’t see ice samples delivered to TEGA until next week.

* The mission success panorama is getting more and more complete each sol – here’s a fish-eye version that James Canvin put together several sols ago:mission success pan, sol 32, fish-eye

Also, for a list of each day’s activities, check out Emily’s sol-by-sol summary.