Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield

Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield
Phoenix lander, parachute, and heat shield As Phoenix descended, HiRISE captured a photo of the lander, its parachute, and the blackened heatshield that slowed Phoenix' entry into Mars' atmosphere, recently detached and falling ahead of the spacecraft. NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

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