Phoenix Mars Lander

A big event took place this past weekend and you may have heard about this on our live broadcast last night. The Phoenix Mars Lander made a safe approach and entry into the atmosphere of the Planet Mars on Sunday. The spacecraft successfully entered the atmosphere, slowed to an appropriate velocity, and landed safely on the planet surface. The goal is to collect information from the upper polar region of the red planet in a hope to gain evidence of previous life. The link I’ve included will take you to NASA’s website regarding the program and the page contains great video of the actual landing and what the program is all about. This is really neat stuff and I always find it amazing how scientist at NASA are able to make such achievements, as to land a spacecraft on the surface of a plant so very far away. Click here to see the video from NASA.

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist

(Image Source: NASA)

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