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Terrain Type for Phoenix Landing

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona2007-07-09

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This view shows the texture of the ground in the area that was favored as a landing site for NASA Phoenix Mars Lander mission. The pattern resembles permafrost terrain on Earth, where cycles of thawing and freezing cause cracking into polygon shapes.

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  • Title: Terrain Type for Phoenix Landing
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2007-07-09
  • Rights: JPL

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