Phoenix Probes Martian Soil--No Ice Yet but Lots of Resolution [News]

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 19:42 in Astronomy & Space

NASA announced today that the first soil sample baked in the Phoenix Mars Lander shows no signs of water. No surprise, considering that the crusty sample sat stubbornly on a protective screen for several days before slipping into the oven below, giving whatever ice the dirt might have contained plenty of time to sublimate away. [More]

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