Monday, May 26, 2008

Phoenix and Mars

NASA's Phoenix probe has landed on Mars, where it will begin a three-month mission to study the northern polar region for the presence of water. Remember, though, that the Spirit and Opportunity probes also landed on three-month missions five years ago. So when NASA puts together a three-month mission, that doesn't necessarily mean it will stop in three months... it will stop whenever they're done collecting useful data.

Phil Plaitt over at Bad Astronomy has posted some of the photos that Phoenix has already sent back of the surface.

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