You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

The Phoenix Landing Image in Context

The Phoenix Landing Image in Full

The Phoenix Landing Image in Zoom 1

The Phoenix Landing Image in Full Zoom

In the second image, the Phoenix Lander is the barely visible speck in the center of the white box. The third image is essentially the same image as seen earlier here, just less contrast added. Click the center image (or here) for the full-res from Emily Lackdawalla’s Planetary Blog.

3 Responses to “The Phoenix Landing Image in Context”

  1. Gordan Says:

    That has got to be one of the best planetary exploration images, EVER.

  2. thomas Says:

    i should get a better middle shot. i reduced to fit and the probe is but a speck.

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