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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

the NASA mars probe, will be landing at approximately 0100AM BST,the Phoenix is on it's final approach it can be viewed on nasa tv

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  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
the NASA mars probe, will be landing at approximately 0100AM BST,the Phoenix is on it's final approach it can be viewed on nasa tv

Thanks for telling us Barry...I shall be keeping an eye on that :)

Brian

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

Oh I was just about to post about this, the live feed has just been switched on.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Some great pictures here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7411113.stm

and here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html

Hope they find that water they're looking for!

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

the potential for science must be huge,the fact that if and i say if their is water well who knows what they will find,some interesting times ahead.

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon
post-5438-1211841789_thumb.jpgMore great images from mars shows the parachutes on craft fully open and was taken from one of the mars orbiters
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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

according to nasa the first soil sample is about to be loaded in the TEGA oven,the results could take between 1 to 7 days,we await with interest.post-5438-1212832825_thumb.jpg

In the recent photo of the scoop showing the sample,interest is being shown in the lump of white substance in the right hand side of the scoop,speculation of it's content is spilt to weather it is ice or salt minerals,we should no next week

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

post-5438-1212869493_thumb.jpgseems there was a problem with the soil sample,it would seem that martian soil is a (bit as they put it) cloddishness clumpier,the particles are to big to pass between the open doors of the

TEGA oven

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

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Day 15, and NASA control is attempting to use a device on the scoop will act like a rasp, and sprinkle finer dust into one of the 8 TEGA ovens on board and also into the microscope as you can see by the latest image

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
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Day 15, and NASA control is attempting to use a device on the scoop will act like a rasp, and sprinkle finer dust into one of the 8 TEGA ovens on board and also into the microscope as you can see by the latest image

I must admit it looks a bit dicey sprinkling dust and grit near all that expensive hardware Barry.

Another thing that strikes me, is that the dust scatter appears to indicate, the wind is blowing.

Russ

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  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent

Maybe way off the mark, but wouldn't "clumpiness" in the soil indicate that something is holding it together? If you dug into soil in the UK there would be clumps in it, if you dug in the Sahara there would not. The difference ....water?

Dave

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon
Maybe way off the mark, but wouldn't "clumpiness" in the soil indicate that something is holding it together? If you dug into soil in the UK there would be clumps in it, if you dug in the Sahara there would not. The difference ....water?

Dave

you are right there Dave,NASA have just released a statement to that affect,saying that the no 4 oven is now full after days of vibrating the soil on the oven vents,so we now wait the out come with interest

I must admit it looks a bit dicey sprinkling dust and grit near all that expensive hardware Barry.

Another thing that strikes me, is that the dust scatter appears to indicate, the wind is blowing.

Russ

thats what it does it vibrates the particles down to the hole

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

the latest pictures from mars, show the dodo Goldilocks trench with a white substance as in all the other trench's showing trough,this could be ice but only further analyst will tell

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon

post-5438-1213978887_thumb.png NASA scientists are now convinced that water ice exists below the surface of mars ,after the white marks in the trench's seem to evaporate ,it was thought that it could be salt but salt Du's not evaporate,now that a number of trench's have been dug it is becoming clear that a hard surface of white material is just below the surface.

The robotic arm stalled when it tried to dig a deep cut which again showed a hard white substance which could be ice watch this space

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

Wow, very interesting read!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7477310.stm

Could Mars have harboured life in the past?

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  • Location: frogmore south devon
  • Location: frogmore south devon
post-5438-1220471991_thumb.png this is good, the clouds you see are ice like cirrus pictured over a 10 minute time lapsed video taken by the martian lander Phoenix,click the picture to see the anamation Edited by BARRY
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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland
post-5438-1220471991_thumb.png this is good, the clouds you see are ice like cirrus pictured over a 10 minute time lapsed video taken by the martian lander Phoenix,click the picture to see the anamation

Thanks for posting that remarkable footage....Its incredible to think (and easy to forget) that we're seeing weather from another planet. It could almost be someone out in their back garden taken video footage of the sky

Here's another martian cloudscape....(images courtesy of NASA)

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