11 July 2008

More on the HiRISE View of Phoenix

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Emily has posted a bunch more information about how the fantastic, stunning, amazing image of Phoenix descending on its parachute was actually taken with the HiRISE camera. It’s a lot harder than point and shoot. Because of the way the camera was designed, the HiRISE team actually had to cause the MRO spacecraft to rotate at the exact rate to match Phoenix’s descent. And they did it! Go read more at the Planetary Society Blog.