A picture that will take your breath away…

WOW! This is just fantastic!

Can you figure out what is that in the image below?

Phoenix by HiRISE-MRO. Click to zoom in.

That is the Phoenix Mars Lander on its way parachuting down to the surface of Mars, taken by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

A man-made robot orbiting Mars taking a photo of another man-made robot on its way down to Mars! And all this happened at a place hundreds of million kilometres away from us! Wow!

The parachute and the lander are clearly visible, and the most amazing part is that you can even see the lines connecting the lander and the parachute!

This picture is too breath-taking that the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait needed to say something…


~ by thChieh on May 27, 2008.

One Response to “A picture that will take your breath away…”

  1. […] we saw Phoenix on its way down to Mars. And today we see the lander sitting on the surface of the Red Planet, together with its parachute, […]

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