Phoenix has landed

Thought I would let all of you know, including those who might be holding their breath and not have checked the news, the Phoenix Mars Lander has landed safely. It arrived on the Northern Plains of Mars shortly before 8:00 PM (EDT)

There were concerns about the landing. The last couple of couple of Martian Probes ended up going in to the surface of Mars. rather than landing on the surface.

Ten years work, and they got the math right this time. The Phoenix Lander sits at a twenty-five degree angle. Shortly, the solar panels will deploy and pictures will begin arriving.

So, the Phoenix Lander did not hit a boulder, slide down a slope, or fall in to a big hole. At least not yet. Stay tuned and we’ll take a peak at some up close pictures of Mars when they arrive. Good night for the folks at NASA.

Smiles. ET

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