View Full Version : One More Item Found in Astounding HiRise Image of Phoenix Descending

2008-Jul-10, 12:00 AM
Remember the amazing image that the HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured of the Phoenix Lander as it descended to Mars' surface via parachute back on May 25? Well, the HiRISE scientists have done a little more processing of the image, and have turned up an additional detail they didn't see at [...]

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2008-Jul-10, 12:52 PM
It's pretty amazing what HiRise can see.
The tracks left by the rovers, and now this heat shield in flight!

2008-Jul-10, 01:09 PM
I think the picture of Phoenix will remain one of my favorite of all time. I may be reading too much into it but I find it inspiring and also strangely humbling. Look at that thing falling to another planet. And to personify it: Think of how lonely it must be. That picture perfectly captures the human spirit.

2008-Jul-10, 01:54 PM
Yup, perfectly captures the human spirit..... we're already leaving a trail of junk and discarded parts all over the planet!!!