Bad Astronomy

Phoenix Descending

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?