One week after landing on far-northern Mars, NASA Phoenix spacecraft lifted its first scoop of Martian soil as a test of the lander's Robotic Arm.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Flabbergasted" NASA scientists said on Thursday that first analysis of Martian soil appeared to contain the requirements to support life.
PASADENA, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says its Phoenix Lander has used its robotic arm to deliver another sample of Martian soil for analysis by the spacecraft's laboratory.
Scientists say the Phoenix spacecraft has found a substance in the Martian soil that might be detrimental to possible life.
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientists say they've managed to place enough Martian soil into the Phoenix Mars Lander's thermal and gas analyzer to begin tests.
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars rover Spirit, lodged in Martian soil that is causing traction trouble, is taking advantage of the situation by learning more about the Red Planet's environmental history.
DNA-testing Martian soil could lead us to life on another planet Someday, microfluidics ... ride along on a soil-collecting rover and search for microscopic life within Martian dust. It will use a combination of buffer solution, detergent ...
Ever since the NASA Viking mission, which reached Mars in 1976, there has been considerable interest in the composition of Martian soils.
Curiosity's first investigation of Martian soil finds small sparkling object that may be a piece of the rover itself
Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
... rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, among other ingredients, showed ...
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is preparing to end its long journey and begin a three-month mission to taste and sniff fistfuls of Martian soil and buried ice.
The arm was able to free itself from a protective sheaf that did not fully unwrap after landing and the first scoops of Martian soil are to be dug up next week.
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... white stuff in the Martian soil ice or salt? That's the question bedeviling scientists in the three weeks since the Phoenix lander ...