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Delivering a sample of 'organic-free blank' material to TEGA oven 2, sol 122

Delivering a sample of 'organic-free blank' material to TEGA oven 2, sol 122

NASA / JPL / UA / MPI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Delivering a sample of 'organic-free blank' material to TEGA oven 2, sol 122
On sol 122 (September 27, 2008), Phoenix scraped some material from its organic-free blank (to calibrate the TEGA instrument) and attempted delivery to the barely open doors of TEGA oven 2. As the scoop tilted to drop the fine, bright white material, the wind blew at least some of it away. The eight images in this animation were taken approximately 20 seconds apart, covering a span of about two minutes.

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 September 27, 2008

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