We’ve Landed on Mars… Again

25 May

Ray: Usually, the story is about some alien or group of aliens that visit earth from some far out galaxy to suck our brains and take our land. In reality, we the people of earth (via NASA) have successfully landed The Mars Phoenix Lander on the surface of Mars.

Today marks the completion of a 296-day, 422-million-mile journey through the nothingnesss of outer space. The team that is guiding the Mars exploration is based out of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California (Ray’s hometown).

The mission of the Phoenix is to analyze the soils and permafrost of Mars’ arctic tundra for signs of life — past or present.

“We are not going to be able to answer the final question of is there life on Mars,” said Smith, the optical scientist on the team. “We will take the next important step. We’ll find out if there’s organic material associated with this ice in the polar regions. Ice is a preserver, and if there ever were organics on Mars and they got into that ice, they will still be there today.”


One Response to “We’ve Landed on Mars… Again”

  1. sdfsdfsdfsdfs July 21, 2008 at 8:38 pm #


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