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Introduction: The objective of the Phoenix Mars mission is to determine if Mars' polar region can support life. Since liquid water is a basic ingredient for life as we know it, an important goal of the mission is to determine if liquid water exists at the landing site. It is believed that a layer of soil preserves ice by forming a barrier against high… (More)
The Imager for Mars Pathfinder returned over 16,000 high-quality images from the surface of Mars. The camera was well-calibrated in the laboratory, with Ͻ5% radiometric uncertainty. The photometric properties of two radiometric targets were also measured with 3% uncertainty. Several data sets acquired during the cruise and on Mars confirm that the system… (More)
Studying small particles is of interest to NASA scientists for many applications, such as characterizing the lunar and Martian dust environments. In this homework, we characterize the motion of small particles using image analysis.