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PIA11010: ‘Snow White’ Trench August 7, 2008

Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
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'Snow White' Trench
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Phoenix
Spacecraft: Phoenix Lander
Instrument: Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Product Size: 1024 samples x 1024 lines
Produced By: University of Arizona
Full-Res TIFF: PIA11010.tif (3.15 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA11010.jpg (192.9 kB)
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This image was acquired by NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 43, the 43rd Martian day after landing (July 8, 2008). This image shows the trench informally called “Snow White.”

Two samples were delivered to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory, which is part of Phoenix’s Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA). The first sample was taken from the surface area just left of the trench and informally named “Rosy Red.” It was delivered to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory on Sol 30 (June 25, 2008). The second sample, informally named “Sorceress,” was taken from the center of the “Snow White” trench and delivered to the Wet Chemistry Laboratory on Sol 41 (July 6, 2008).

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University

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