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Title: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: Will on November 10, 2008, 08:15:16 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7721032.stm
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: old_blaggard on November 10, 2008, 09:30:59 pm
Yup, saw that on Slashdot a while ago. It's too bad, but the rover had a good run.
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: darthvader on November 11, 2008, 12:30:57 am
thats why it's a good idea that NASA is developing those nuclear powered rovers ;D
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: red_planet on November 11, 2008, 08:07:11 am
Phoenix wasn't a rover....the other 2 exploratory vehicles (Opportunity and Spirit) are still alive !

OK... I'll turn off pedant mode now  ;)

Rgds

Chris
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: chefc on November 11, 2008, 08:19:50 am
Not a gripe but @ $480 million the possibilities of freezing up should have been addressed a little more
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/11/mars-phoenix-re.html
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: Will on November 11, 2008, 08:44:53 am
Its a easy fix really, red_planet could you go stand in the sun for a little while?
Title: Re: Phoenix lander most certainly dead
Post by: rcallicotte on November 12, 2008, 09:20:06 am
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-sci-rover24-2008sep24,0,5295964.story