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The Sciences

Phoenix Descending

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 27, 2008 12:56 AM


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As I looked at the spectacular -- yet understated -- picture of Phoenix beneath its parachute, I decided I couldn't just let what I wrote before stand. I needed to gesticulate, I needed to make faces, I needed to say something! So I made a video. And you know what the best part is? This picture of Phoenix was taken before it was even doing any science! The mission had just started. What will happen next?

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