NASA Phoenix Lander Finds Water On Mars!Jack Loftus6/01/08 2:30pmFiled to: Mars Phoenix LanderIceMarsNasaPhoenixjplphoenix landerProbewater ice93EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe landing thrusters aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander apparently did their job and them some. First, they successfully fired and gently deposited the multimillion dollar probe on the surface of the Red Planet. And then, by doing just that, they blew away three to six inches of Martian soil to reveal the shiny, slick face of what could be a large ice patch. Brendan Fraser's frozen caveman body was noticeably absent from this block of ice, but NASA scientists were elated anyway. The discovery reaffirms that the landing was indeed a bull's eye, akin to the Opportunity rover "hole in one" crater touchdown more than four years ago.