Gene Expression

The Phoenix has landed

As you probably know, the Phoenix has landed on Mars. No problems so far. I assume the best place to track the data as it comes back is the NASA mission page for Phoenix. Here are the mission goals:

–Determine whether Life ever arose on Mars

–Characterize the Climate of Mars

–Characterize the Geology of Mars

–Prepare for Human Exploration


  1. #1 tevebaugh
    May 26, 2008

    freudian glitch… i thought you had written “human exploitation”

  2. #2 Brian Schmidt
    May 27, 2008

    Just noting that those are the goals of the entire Mars Exploration Program extending far beyond the Phoenix mission. Phoenix isn’t intended to complete them.