Monday, May 26, 2008

Down and safe

Last August, NASA launched its Phoenix probe towards Mars. Less than an hour ago, it burned its way through Mars' atmosphere, popped parachutes, and softlanded on Vastitas Borealis. I guess the great galactic ghoul was taking the day off...

So, now we get to see what's under there, whether there's water - or microbes. We might also get to see just how much dry ice it gets buried in when the Martian winter comes.