This global image of Mars was taken by the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 on the Hubble Space Telescope. The north polar cap can be seen at the top, and the immense rift valley called Valles Marineris is visible in the lower left. (Image Credit: Philip James, University of Toledo; Steven Lee, University of Colorado; and NASA)
Równina, na której wylądował statek, odznacza się wyjątkowo monotonnym krajobrazem. To prawdziwa czerwona marsjańska pustynia
Scientists are anticipating clear skies when NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrives on the north polar plains of the Red Planet Sunday, May 25, 2008. This orbital view of the north polar region of Mars, where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will land, shows clear skies as of May 22, 2008. Mission planners are always on the lookout for dust storms in daily weather updates like this one, provided by the Mars Color Imager on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Based on current conditions, they are predicting good weather when Phoenix arrives May 25, 2008.