Emily Lakdawalla • Aug 15, 2008
Phoenix sol 79: TEGA oven 7 opened
Images returned from sol 79 show that the Phoenix team has commanded open the doors over oven number 7. This is the fourth (out of eight) TEGA oven to be opened. It's on the same side of the instrument as the problematic doors on ovens 4 and 5. It opened the same way the oven 4 doors did -- the endmost door opened perfectly, while the door more toward the middle of the instrument opened partially. Looks like they are getting ready to grab that sample from Burn Alive. Thanks to Daniel Crotty for the lovely color before-and-after animation.
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