NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander performed another successful "dig and dump" of Martian soil with its robotic arm and is ready to begin scooping and holding onto samples for closer analysis, mission scientists said on Wednesday."We're doing the first interactions between the robotic arm and the surface," said Phoenix principal investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona. … [Read more...] about Phoenix Ready to Scoop Up Martian Soil Samples
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On May 25, 2008, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander blazed through the Martian atmosphere and landed at the northern pole of the Red Planet. The spacecraft made history as its robotic arm was the first to touch and sample water on Mars. During the lander's three months on the Red Planet, Phoenix revealed an unprecedented amount of information about the Martian environment. "Phoenix … [Read more...] about Phoenix Mars Lander: The First Spacecraft to Taste Martian Water
If liquid water exists on the surface of Mars, it is most likely in the form of a briny mixture with magnesium chlorate salts, according to new experiments based on discoveries previously made by NASA's Phoenix and Viking landers, as well as the Curiosity rover. Scientists at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, studied … [Read more...] about Chlorate-rich Soil May Help Us Find Liquid Water on Mars
NASA's newly arrived Mars lander has been spotted by one its orbiting cousins. The space agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its supersharp High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) to photograph the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium … [Read more...] about NASA’s Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!
Was there ever life on Mars? Maybe. Is there sound? Definitely. On Friday, NASA released audio of the Martian wind, the first time sound has been recorded on another planet's surface. NASA's InSight Mars lander, which touched down on the red planet last week, captured a bassy vibrating rumble deflecting off the lander's 7-foot solar panels. Scientists estimated the … [Read more...] about Sound from Mars heard for first time on Earth