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.