229891main phx%28new%29 landscape Mars Phoenix Lander Sends Back First Images

Images are streaming back quickly. The terrain appears to be perfectly suited for Phoenix’s mission. Keep an eye on the JPL gallery for more. Color images will come soon according to Twitter updates from the JPL team:

Why black and white? These are engineering images. But don’t worry, I have 12 filters and can do full color pics, too. Be patient!

Images will also be available from the NASA gallery.

Update: 11:22 PM CST:
Here’s one of the first color images:

marscolor Mars Phoenix Lander Sends Back First Images

There’s an even more impressive image here.

Update 10:58 PM CST:
NASA TV will broadcast a press briefing which includes at least one color photo. It starts at 11:00 PM CST.

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