Emily LakdawallaMay 28, 2008

Messages from Earth

That image of the Phoenix DVD sitting calmly on Mars has been getting quite a lot of play across the Internet today, including on the home pages of NASA and the Phoenix mission at the University of Arizona.

Visions of Mars, on Mars

NASA / JPL / U. Arizona

Visions of Mars, on Mars
This image shows the DVD provided by The Planetary Society to the Phoenix mission, which contains 250,000 names of people who signed up to send their names to Mars. It also contains "Visions of Mars," messages to future Martian explorers, science fiction stories and art inspired by the Red Planet. The DVD is mounted on the deck of the lander, which sits about one meter above the Martian surface, visible in the background.

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