Tuesday, May 26, 2009
One-year anniversary of Phoenix Mars Lander touchdown
The first anniversary of the Phoenix Mars Lander touching down on Mars was Monday. Although it is not much in the news since the probe stopped communicating last November, the science team continues to analyze the data acquired during the extended mission.
They report that "four science papers are currently under review at Science, and 26 more papers are being readied for submittal to the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets."
There is even some speculation that as spring comes on Mars, warming temperatures might allow the lander to power up again.
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