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Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield

Filed under pretty pictures, pics of spacecraft in space, Phoenix, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield As Phoenix descended, HiRISE captured a photo of the lander, its parachute, and the blackened heatshield that slowed Phoenix' entry into Mars' atmosphere, recently detached and falling ahead of the spacecraft.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

Original image data dated on or about May 25, 2008.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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