November 11, 2008
RIP: Phoenix

Making the rounds: the Mars polar probe Phoenix has been declared officially "dead". Now that it's winter, there's not enough sunlight to keep the probe's batteries charged, and it's speculated the cold finally got to something important. The demise was expected, in fact the probe lasted a few weeks longer than projected. Regardless, scientists will be poring over the data the probe returned for years. Lift a glass!

Posted by scott at November 11, 2008 08:46 AM

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**in a Monty Python 'pepperpot' voice**
Dead? Welllll, 'ee was coughin' up blood last night...

Posted by: Mark on November 12, 2008 07:10 AM
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