Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RIP Phoenix

Nasa’s "Phoenix" Lander's mission on Mars has come to an end. The lander is frozen on Mars’s arctic plane after its internal heaters ran out. Originally built to last just 90 days, it ran for 150. It sent back 25,000 photographs and dozens of tests, and was the first spacecraft to “taste” Martian water. Around 4:30 Monday, the Mars Phoenix lander twittered its last words: “01010100 01110010 01101001 01110101 01101101 01110000 01101000 <3” (translation: “Triumph.”)

Via The Daily Beast, who got it from Wired.


At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told this video in the movie Transformers is not a lie.


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