Shooting the Chute

This is a pretty amazing image at left. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the Phoenix lander parachuting through the Martian atmosphere.

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a color image of Phoenix’s surroundings.

I noticed at the afternoon press conference that one shot of the landing gear showed a bit of slippage. The first few layers of soil should be easy to dig into.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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