30 Mars Phoenix Discoveries NASA Will Never Show the World

For this week's Photoshop contest, I asked you guys to show us what the Mars Phoenix » 11/18/08 3:30pm 11/18/08 3:30pm discovered that government didn't want us to know about. Well, apparently Mars is a popular destination for politicians, terrorists, Bigfoot and assorted other bizarre life forms. If most of this stuff did exist on Mars, the Men…

Reveal the Mars Phoenix's Classified Discoveries With Photoshop

The Mars Phoenix said goodbye last week » 11/13/08 1:30pm 11/13/08 1:30pm. It's very sad, like the end of Wall-E. Publicly, the Mars Phoenix was sent to study the planet's water history and whether it could have ever supported life. But we've all seen enough sci-fi movies involving the government to know that there's probably more to it than that,…

Mars Phoenix Losing an Arm, Going On Life Support

We knew this day would come » 10/29/08 7:10am 10/29/08 7:10am, but who knew it would be so soon? The Mars Phoenix, as planned, is shutting down major systems to offset its diminished solar power collection during the Martian winter. The little robot, which - nay, — has been making on the Red Planet for nearly six months is not expected to wake up…

NASA Moving Forward With Its Mars Nuclear Destroyer Lasertank

Following weeks of doubts » 10/17/08 6:03am 10/17/08 6:03am about the future of the , the one-ton, nuclear powered, laser-shooting next generation of the , Lockheed Martin has shipped the vital "backshell" for the landing module, confirming that building is still under way. They also produced a video detailing the amazing landing procedure for the…

Mars Phoenix Will Bravely and Passionately Twitter Until the Final…

The Mars Phoenix Lander has been Twittering away » 9/08/08 6:00pm 9/08/08 6:00pm its mission details since landing on Mars in May. But lately, you can see a sense of impending doom starting to creep in, slowly: "It's noon, Sol 81. I've spotted frost around my landing site in AM," tweeted Phoenix a few weeks ago. "Seasons are longer here...I'll be…

Confirmed: Phoenix Finds Ice on Mars

The Mars Phoenix just issued a highly official twitter update saying that some white, shiny stuff it was staring at has sublimated. In other words, it's definitely ice. The previous discovery of probable ice sent thousands of scientists and NASA fans into violent discovery-gasms, but until the Phoenix team was to… » 6/19/08 9:30pm 6/19/08 9:30pm

Phoenix to NASA: "Houston, We Have a Prob*static*"

Just two days after touchdown, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is having problems with their UHF radio, which was used more than a hundred times before but now is refusing to work. Without it, you can't give orders to the spacecraft, but don't fret: fortunately they can use the orbiter Odyssey to … » 5/28/08 5:00am 5/28/08 5:00am