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Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield

Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield

NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

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.

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Original image data dated on or about May 25, 2008

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