Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now Join Now!

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

   Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

OMG!! Parachute!!!! Photo!!!!!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

26-05-2008 13:12 CDT

Topics:

One word: Whoah.

HiRISE spots Phoenix as it falls

NASA / JPL / U. Arizona

HiRISE spots Phoenix as it falls
This amazing photo shows the Phoenix lander, still protected inside its backshell and heat shield, stretched out below its parachute (at the top of the image). It was taken by the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Phoenix descended, a speeding bullet photographed by a speeding bullet.
Here's a zoom:
4x zoomed view of HiRISE photo of Phoenix during descent

NASA / JPL / U. Arizona

4x zoomed view of HiRISE photo of Phoenix during descent
This photo of the Phoenix lander under its parachute has been enlarged by a factor of 4.

 
See other posts from May 2008

 

Or read more blog entries about:

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

JOIN THE
PLANETARY SOCIETY

Our Curiosity Knows No Bounds!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Featured Images

LandSat 8 supermoon comparison

The atmospheres of the Solar System
Aricia Tholus, Vesta
3D view of Aricia Tholus, Vesta
More Images

Fly to an Asteroid!

Travel to Bennu on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft!

Send your name

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!