JPL Phoenix Lander shorts 2
NOTE:- Click 'watch in high quality'. 4 more short video clips by JPL regarding the recent Pheonix landing on Mars (some of the quality has been reduced due to being uploaded to YouTube so I recommend you download from the source). Date 13th June 08. Source- http://www-a.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/ 0:00- Flyover Animation of Phoenix Workspace This animated flyover of the workspace of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was created from images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), or the 14th Martian day after landing. The visualization uses both of the camera eyes to provide depth perception and ranging. The camera is looking north over the workspace. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University/NASA Ames 0:42- Animated Optical Microscope Zoom This animated camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity 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. Image credit: NASA/JPL- Caltech/University of Arizona 1:16- Animation of Panorama of Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm This is an animation of panorama images of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the landers Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope. The images making up this animation were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager looking west during Phoenix's Sol 16 (June 10, 2008), or the 16th Martian day after landing. This view is a part of the "mission success" panorama that will show the whole landing site in color. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University 2:01- Animation of "Dodo" and "Goldilocks" Trenches A pan and zoom animation of the informally named "Dodo" (on left) and "Goldilocks" (on right) trenches as seen by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This animation was based on conditions on the Martian surface on Sol 17 (June 11, 2008), the 17th Martian day of the mission. "Baby Bear" is the name of the sample taken from "Goldilocks" and delivered to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University 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.