First light pictures from Phoenix

First light pictures from Phoenix

First light pictures from Phoenix

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May 25 2008 8:16 PM

First light pictures from Phoenix

Emily is the person-on-the-spot at JPL, writing everything up as it comes in... including this first image of the horizon from Phoenix!

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Very cool. They wanted to land it in a boring place: no rocks or anything that might damage the platform when it landed. So that worked! And it's very close to the target landing zone. So this is looking like they're doing very very well.

Of course, amidst all this incredible scientific achievement, I can't help but notice this part of the horizon. Cue the "Anomaly Researchers" in 3...2...1...

:-)