NASA seems to have taken an interest in the white blobs on the struts. On Sol 97, they took no less than 8 photos of the same spot, elevation 89.076, azimuth 355.518, with times varying from 02:09:16 to 03:56:48. See:

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26263&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26264&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26265&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26266&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26267&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26268&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26269&cID=268
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=26281&cID=268


Following are other strut photos previously noted:

Second strut photo: Sol 73, 13:02:13 camera elevation -25 deg, azimuth 150:

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=19371&cID=209

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images/gallery/lg_19371.jpg

Third strut before photo, Sol 5, 14:47:02 camera elevation -13 deg, azimuth 197:

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=1018&cID=26

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images/gallery/lg_1018.jpg


Third strut after photo, Sol 89, 11:45:08, camera elevation -19 deg, azimuth 197:

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=24843&cID=247

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images/gallery/lg_24843.jpg

Note that all the above photos are upside down.

Best regards,

Horace Heffner
http://www.mtaonline.net/~hheffner/




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