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2008-12-02 10:20:00

The US space agency says it has, most likely -- after a month of fruitless attempts -- reached the end of communications with its Phoenix Mars Lander.

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2008-11-14 13:25:00

India’s first unmanned moon mission touched down on the moon on Friday, according to Indian Space Research Organization officials.

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2008-11-10 16:05:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months.

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2008-10-30 09:55:00

NASA'S Phoenix Mars Lander entered safe mode late yesterday in response to a low-power fault brought on by deteriorating weather conditions.

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2008-10-28 18:05:00

In a race against time and the elements, engineers with NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission hope to extend the lander's survival by gradually shutting down some of its instruments and heaters, starting today.

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2008-10-15 13:00:00

The Phoenix Lander over the weekend successfully weathered a regional dust storm that temporarily lowered its solar power, and the team is back investigating the Red Planet's northern plains.

2008-10-09 15:00:19

The U.S. space agency's Phoenix Lander is investigating soil on Mars' northern plains for signs that water was once present.

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2008-10-09 07:35:00

As fall approaches Mars’ northern plains, NASA’s Phoenix Lander is busy digging into the Red Planet’s soil and scooping it into its onboard science laboratories for analysis.

2008-09-30 09:00:11

By MARC KAUFMAN By Marc Kaufman The Washington Post WASHINGTON Icy snow falls from high in the Martian atmosphere and may even reach the planet's surface, scientists working with NASA's Phoenix Mars lander reported Monday.

2008-09-30 09:00:11

By Alicia Chang Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered evidence of past water at its Martian landing site and spotted falling snow for the first time, scientists reported Monday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.