Shake, shake, shake | Science News

ADVERTISEMENT

SUPPORT SCIENCE NEWS

Science News is a nonprofit.

Help us keep you informed.


News

Shake, shake, shake

Phoenix Lander's vibrators get Martian soil sample into instrument's oven

By
7:19pm, June 11, 2008

Seven rounds of shaking later, the Mars Phoenix Lander finally got some soil into one of its tiny ovens.

The Phoenix science team instructed the robotic lander to deliver a scoop of dirt to the oven, which is part of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument, or TEGA, on June 6 — 12 days after Phoenix successfully landed on the Red Planet’s arctic plains. But the s

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content