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HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years in the making, NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander successfully completed its mission last month. The mission uncovered significant discoveries about never-before explored areas of the Red Planet.
By Alicia Chang Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Traces of a rocket fuel ingredient found in the Martian soil would not necessarily hinder potential life, mission scientists said Tuesday.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scraped to icy soil in the "Wonderland" area on Thursday, June 26, confirming that surface soil, subsurface soil and icy soil can be sampled at a single trench.
The U.S. space agency said its Phoenix Mars Lander was ready to conduct a microscopic analysis of Martian soil Thursday -- the 29th day of the mission.
By Jeremy Manier, Chicago Tribune Jun. 14--NASA's Phoenix probe scraped the frigid Martian ground with its robotic arm on Friday and revealed what looks like a layer of ice or perhaps bright salt just beneath the red soil.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Phoenix probe scraped the frigid Martian ground with its robotic arm on Friday and revealed what looks like a layer of ice or perhaps bright salt just beneath the red soil.
New observations from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander provide the most magnified view ever seen of Martian soil, showing particles clumping together even at the smallest visible scale.
Two practice rounds of digging and dumping the clumpy soil at the Martian arctic site this week gave scientists and engineers confidence to begin using Phoenix's Robotic Arm to deliver soil samples to instruments on the lander deck.
This story was updated at 5:46 p.m. EDT. PASADENA, Calif.
NASA's Phoenix Lander settled onto the frozen plains surrounding the unexplored Martian north pole on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey from Earth with a harrowing descent, slowed by parachute and braking rockets.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.