June 11, 2008

Shake-N-Bake, Mars-Style

Some good news from Mars. After several days of failed attempts at obtaining a soil sample that can be analyzed from the clumpy regolith of the Martian Arctic, the Mars Phoenix Lander shook a sample into its "oven." Now we wait for about a week to receive the results of the probe's thermal and evolved-gas analyzer. More here and here.

Posted by JohnL at June 11, 2008 09:12 PM
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