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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)
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