Phoenix Mars Lander on Twitter

July 10th, 2008 - 4:37pm by Slye Fox

It's already old news that the Phoenix Mars Lander landed on Mars back on May 28th. But did you know it's communicating via Twitter?

How incredibly clever! I love how it "talks" in first person. :)

Follow MarsPhoenix on Twitter yourself.

A few of my favs:

  • MarsPhoenix Here's a great picture of my deployed arm with the scoop on the end: http://tinyurl.com/3s354p I can't wait to dig in the dirt next week. 10:14 PM May 29, 2008
  • MarsPhoenix Looking forward to an exciting day on Mars; My first dig in the dirt! Team calls this a "dig and dump" test of my robotic arm and scoop. 09:05 AM June 01, 2008
  • MarsPhoenix @charmcitygavin TEGA "cooks" soil samples until they emit gasses that I can "sniff" to learn what they are. I just hope they smell good :) 04:12 PM June 03, 2008
  • MarsPhoenix I'm learning new tricks! Sprinkle practice went great, see www.nasa.gov/phoenix Used small motor on back of scoop to shake and break soil. 10:37 AM June 10, 2008