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Phoenix Mosaic: Cover for Aviation Week 9 Jun 2008, Pay Dirt: Phoenix Hits its Icy Target
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post Jun 9 2008, 02:06 AM
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Phoenix Mosaic: 9 Jun 2008 Cover for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine

Pay Dirt: Phoenix Hits its Icy Target

For this thrilling and superb science mission to the Martian arctic, we (mars loon and dilo) are pleased and humbled to present a simple false color mosaic we constructed of a Phoenix footpad and the "snow queen" feature uncovered during landing.

The mosaic is featured as part of the Phoenix cover package for the new 9 June 2008 issue of AWST magazine
Find the cover and article segment at the AWST website here:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/sto...20Polar%20Plain
Phoenix Imagery Reveals North Polar Plain
By Craig Covault
The Phoenix lander sits near the North Pole of Mars directly on top of exposed water ice that it was prepared to dig for weeks to find. The mission goal is to unravel the mysteries of what may be preserved inside the ice and surrounding soil. ....
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Our tribute to honor the fantastic efforts of the brilliant Phoenix Team !
led by Scientific Principal Investigator Peter Smith at the University of Arizona

Here is the cover and mosaic:
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Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo
using robotic arm camera imagery from NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute




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post Jun 9 2008, 02:31 AM
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Oh my God! If ever I've seen an image that convinces me that the Universe is not hostile to life, but that it is out there in abundance -- this is it. Congratulations on your fabulous work.
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post Jun 9 2008, 02:39 AM
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BIG congratulations, you guys!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif AW&ST definitely needs to put the genius imagesmiths of UMSF on the permanent payroll!!!


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post Jun 9 2008, 04:06 AM
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Congratulations mars loon and dilo!
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post Jun 9 2008, 05:15 AM
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BIG congratulations you two, superb picture, well-deserved recognition for your efforts!


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post Jun 9 2008, 05:20 AM
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Outstanding! smile.gif

I'll admit my personal biases upfront, and I will not be holding my breath for an announcement, but that image and headline should be nominated for a Pulitzer prize. Very nice work, as usual.


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post Jun 9 2008, 05:20 AM
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It is an OUTSTANDING image. Sums up so much in one shot. Congrats to you both!


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post Jun 9 2008, 05:21 AM
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Congratulations! That image is breathtaking. wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


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post Jun 9 2008, 05:29 AM
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Congratulations Ken and Marco! Great work!
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post Jun 9 2008, 07:03 AM
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Another one for the collection smile.gif Good work guys!

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post Jun 9 2008, 10:00 AM
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post Jun 9 2008, 10:09 AM
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Great smile.gif It's always a pleasure to se members of UMSF congrats like this wink.gif.


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post Jun 9 2008, 03:44 PM
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Thanks all for kind comments!
Frankly, when I received the mosaic from Ken and sent it back after some processing, it was only a raw image for preview and I planned to make a better version. However, Ken and Craig liked immediately the result and I was too busy to work on, so this became the definitive version. Indeed, it seems is not so bad, based on reactions! laugh.gif
So thanks to Ken for his usual strong effort in terms of initial work and coordination/PR, and obviously thanks to Phoenix team!

PS: Ant103, your avatar is genial (at the beginning I thought it was a visualization bug!)


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post Jun 9 2008, 04:47 PM
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we had to complete extremely quick to achieve deadline.
The Phoenix Team appreciates all the efforts here.
Thanks to all for your generous comments !

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post Jun 9 2008, 05:20 PM
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Superb work... it wouldn't look bad on the cover another spaceflight magazine we all cherish wink.gif
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