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Fraser
2008-May-26, 07:30 PM
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter did some first class reconnaissance by snapping an image of Phoenix during its descent with a parachute. This is the first time that a spacecraft has imaged the final descent of another spacecraft onto a planetary body. The incredible HiRISE Camera was pointed towards the area of Phoenix's descent, and [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/26/more-on-phoenix-mro-captures-descent-and-videos/)

dhd40
2008-May-26, 07:58 PM
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter did some first class reconnaissance by snapping an image of Phoenix during its descent with a parachute. This is the first time that a spacecraft has imaged the final descent of another spacecraft onto a planetary body. The incredible HiRISE Camera was pointed towards the area of Phoenix's descent, and [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/26/more-on-phoenix-mro-captures-descent-and-videos/)

My greatest birthday gift !!! :):):) !!! Nothing compares to this, and all the other Phoenix images. Simply overwhelming !

mfumbesi
2008-May-27, 07:19 AM
When I saw this picture and explanation on the BA blog I was WoWed and became teary.

mahesh
2008-May-27, 12:14 PM
That is just so fantastic! And three cheers for Phoenix!