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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

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

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about May 25, 2008

 

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