11.11.08

Not to Rise Again

Credit: ASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/
Texas A&M University

After eight days of silence, NASA has declared that it does not expect to regain contact with the Phoenix lander. The Phoenix team seem rather upbeat about the robot's achievements in this news post.

1 comment:

tinker said...

I thought of your blog, when I heard about it on the radio news.
It seems rather sad - poor noble little robot all alone, on another planet - at least it's mission wasn't in vain...
It's so difficult for me to not anthropomorphize - you should have heard my eulogy for our recently defunct coffeemaker, since I knew it personally...