November 11, 2008

Farewell, little robot

Phoenix, the NASA Mars lander that confirmed the presence of ice on the Martian soil, succumbed to red planet's winter. There's little hope that it will be revived in spring (Martian spring, that is) because of the extremely low temperatures that it will encounter (all the way down to -180oC), which will probably ruin its life-sustaining electronics.

Rest in peace, for you served us well.


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