Cool pix from Mars

Phoenix lander snapped from MRO
A Marscape, one of Phoenix' first picturesAmazing: the remarkable photo above shows NASA’s Phoenix lander suspended from its parachute shortly before landing. The picture was taken with a telephoto imager (aka the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The photo on left is one of Phoenix’s first snaps of its new home in Mars’ very chilly north polar zone. I continue to be fascinated by robot photos from other worlds…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Cool pix from Mars

  1. Anonymous says:

    The unenhanced photo actually looks fine if the gamma is increased. Copy the photos on

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