Phoenix Mars Lander Sitting Directly On Ice?

Posted: Jun 1 2008, 4:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:27am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
Phoenix Mars Lander sitting directly on Ice?
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The Nasa Mars lander Phoenix is possibly sitting directly on an ice patch.
A photo of the ground underneath the Phoenix Mars Lander shows a harder substrate that may be ice exposed by the thrusters.

"This suggests we have an ice table under a thin layer of loose soil," said the lead scientist for the Robotic Arm Camera, Horst Uwe Keller of Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg- Lindau, Germany. Maybe NASA should have Phoenix look at it's back, there might be a bunch of Martians standing there.
More details on the NASA site. More Phoenix coverage.

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