I’ve already written a bit about Phoenix and mentioned that it’s heading for a site near Mars’ north pole, but where exactly are we heading? Doug Ellison has the details over at our Mars Live site.
Essentially, we’re heading for Northen Canada, but without the trees. Emily has the latest maps of the region, and gives the coordinates as 68.151N, 233.975E. Just out of interest, then, here’s Mars :
Credit : NASA / JPL / U. Arizona / Tim Parker
And here’s Google Maps’ highest resolution effort of the same coordinates on Earth
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Update : Due to not paying enough attention, I put the target on the wrong side of the border between the Yukon and the Northwest territories. I’ve corrected it now; thanks for pointing it out in the comments.