Farewell @MarsPhoenix

As Dave Mosher and Nancy A have already reported, Mars Phoenix has been losing power. This is expected because Phoenix sits near the Martian north pole and the amount of daylight to power the lander is slowly diminishing as it enters northern winter. We all knew that the end would come eventually, but it is still sad to hear the final tweets from the plucky little lander with the big personality.

Thanks for all the great science you've produced. We'll miss you.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 30th Oct 2008 (20:01 GMT) | Permalink
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