The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars…

The Phoenix Mars Lander well..landed…on Sunday evening on..well..Mars.  Just in case you couldn’t guess, it’s called Phoenix.

Did you know that the photograph taken from the orbiter space craft that dropped the lander off is the very first photograph taken from a spacecraft of another spacecraft landing on Mars?

Martian Tripod...In Woking.I’m going to keep any eye on the latest developments on Mars.  You know, just in case the Martians come out to say hello.

OK, it’s unlikely but the Phoenix Lander has see fresh cracks in the ground which might be a sign of ice movement.  That might be a sign that there is subterranean water, which may be a sign that there could be life.

Wouldn’t that be cool?

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6 responses to “The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars…

  1. Dom

    Given the average temperature on Mars I think the water would be very cool, if not frozen 😀

    I, for one, welcome our new Martian overlords.

  2. Jason

    It certainly would be cool! I would love to think that there’s other life out there, and better still intelligent life!

  3. Wow, leave you alone for a bit.. 😆

    Froggy friend, just stopped by to say hi!!! Hope everything is good in your neck of the woods…

    Debs 🙂

  4. Dom, the average is (apparently) -63° C (-81° F) with a maximum temperature of 20° C (68° F). You understand that I’ve not actually been there with my thermometer to check but I understand the the sources are quite reliable. Anyway water ice is found it is likely that it will be liquid water at some times of the Martian year.

    May the overlord’s rule be just.

    Jason, intelligent life in our galaxy would be great. Actually intelligent life in our solar system would make a change.

    Deb, hi, all is well, if a little hectic. No change there.

  5. No doubt the government will try and tax anything that comes out of this…

    Grr..

  6. Mas

    Have to say that I’ve been following the lander’s twitter feed http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix

    some of the earlier feeds raise a smile

    ” Team has named 3 spots where I’m going to collect samples: baby bear, mama bear, and papa bear. One of them should be just right 😀 03:59 PM June 04, 2008″

    being an example – its full of questions and answers tweets
    No Martians spotted yet though (or striped)

    M (I might watch “War of the Worlds” tonight … just in case)

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