Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Phoenix Falls to Mars
Okay, so I know that Stuart, Tom, The Bad Astronomer, Emily, Uncle Tom Colby and All have posted this image, but it is too cool not to repost.
This image is of the Phoenix Lander descending under its parachute, as snapped by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is the first image ever of a spacecraft landing on another world. How cool is THAT.
See the Press Release, the NASA web site and the JPL website for more.