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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Phoenix landing site monitoring from HiRISE: January 6, 2010

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Phoenix landing site monitoring from HiRISE: January 6, 2010 As spring comes to Mars, the area is illuminated by a Sun that is a reasonable 30 degrees above the horizon; still, not all of the seasonal carbon dioxide frost has yet sublimated. It is especially concentrated in the topographic lows between the polygonal patterns in the polar soil.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UA / annotations by Emily Lakdawalla

Image scale is 25 cm/pixel. North is to the left. From HiRISE image ESP_016160_2485.

Original image data dated on or about January 6, 2010.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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