Phoenix Mars Lander Puts Soil In Chemistry Lab, Team Discusses Next Steps

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 22:14 in Astronomy & Space

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander placed a sample of Martian soil in the spacecraft's wet chemistry laboratory June 25 for the first time. Results from that instrument, part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer, are expected to provide the first measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of the planet's soil.

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