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Fraser
2008-Aug-27, 01:00 PM
Via Twitter, the Phoenix lander said, "I saw this beautiful sunrise yestersol. Bittersweet, as it means an end to midnight sun in the Martian arctic." At Phoenix's location above Mars arctic circle, the sun doesn't set during the peak of summer in the northern hemisphere. If you recall, Phoenix took a montage [...]

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Grand_Lunar
2008-Aug-27, 01:21 PM
Will this mean that the Phoenix mission will end soon, due to lack of power?

KaiYeves
2008-Aug-27, 08:28 PM
I guess I shouldn't get so attatched to machines, but space probes are special machines.