Here’s an ace animated film clip showing how the Phoenix Lander manoeuvered its camera/digger arm to take a picture of the surface under its own belly a few days ago. Gives you a good sense of how the thing looks way out there…

More recent clips here.


  1. #1 Bob O'H
    June 7, 2008

    Oh cool. It even has helicopter pads for the Martians.

  2. #2 blf
    June 7, 2008

    I thought those were trampolines for the little green bigfoots.

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