Phoenix Descends with a Dramatic Backdrop

You know the mind-blowingly awesome HiRISE image of Phoenix descending to the martian surface on its parachute? It just got better. Check this out:

Phoenix was actually in front of the 10km Heimdall crater from HiRISE’s perspective! It looks like it is falling right into the giant hole in the ground! Phoenix actually didn’t land in the crater but still. Best. Picture. Ever.

(Hat-tip to Emily at the Planetary Society blog)

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  1. […] on the HiRISE View of Phoenix Emily has posted a bunch more information about how the fantastic, stunning, amazing image of Phoenix descending on its parachute was actually taken with the HiRISE […]


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