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Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface
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Abstract: <p/> [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Click on image for animation <p/> This animated camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and C Eonductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface. The final frame shows the soil sample delivered to MECA as viewed through the Optical Microscope (OM) on Sol 17 (June 11, 2008), or the 17th Martian day. <p/> The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
Publication Date: Jun 13, 2008
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(Acquired Sep 26, 2008)
Document Type: Motion Picture
Publication Information: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Photojournal
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