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Phoenix landing site monitoring from HiRISE: January 6, 2010

Phoenix landing site monitoring from HiRISE: January 6, 2010

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

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.

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

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

Original image data dated on or about January 6, 2010

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