Monday, May 26, 2008
Suck it, Zapruder
What you're looking at is a picture of the Phoenix lander, during its descent. This isn't a recreation or anything -- the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, operated by remote from 90 million miles away, with a window of only minutes, caught Phoenix's landing on camera.
Way to go, NASA. And congratulations on the whole "not smashing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of hardware" thing, too.