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2008-06-22 00:05:00

The year 2008 has turned out to be a great year for NASA -- one of the best in its 40-plus year history. And the past couple of weeks have been especially impressive. Let's take a look at what NASA has accomplished.

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2008-06-20 17:45:00

Scientists rejoiced on Friday after learning NASA's Phoenix Lander dug up underground ice on the plains surrounding the North Pole of Mars, but said they have more to accomplish before the summer ends.

2008-06-20 09:00:16

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists believe NASA's Phoenix Mars lander exposed bits of ice while digging in the soil of the Martian arctic in recent days. Principal investigator Peter Smith said Thursday that crumbs of bright material seen in the trench have since vanished.

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2008-06-19 21:00:00

Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago, convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it.

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2008-06-19 00:35:00

NASA engineers worked Wednesday to fix a glitch that caused the Phoenix lander to lose a day's worth of data during its mission near Mars' north pole.

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2008-06-18 00:05:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander began digging in an area called "Wonderland" early Tuesday, taking its first scoop of soil from a polygonal surface feature within the "national park" region.

2008-06-17 12:00:00

2008 has turned out to be a great year for NASA _ one of the best in its 40-plus year history. And the last couple of weeks have been especially impressive. Let's take a look at what NASA has accomplished.

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2008-06-17 00:20:00

Scientists are trying to determine whether the Phoenix lander has found ice or salt on Mars.

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2008-06-16 21:25:00

One of the ovens on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander continued baking its first sample of Martian soil over the weekend, while the Robotic Arm dug deeper into the soil to learn more about white material first revealed on June 3.

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2008-06-16 08:52:12

A low-power microchip developed at the University of Michigan uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than comparable chips now on the market.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.