Phoenix down, in a textbook landing

Really great to see the results as well as tracking the reaction of the mission crew — basically a near-perfect result. The big press conference is going on now and there’ll be more results put up over time via the mission page, but for now, one of those great photographs that I love because on the one hand it’s totally prosaic and on the other hand — well, until a few hours ago, no human, ever, had ever seen this view, and now we all can:

Phoenix's landing site on Mars

Best of success to the mission and all that follow!


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