11.03.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has communicated with controllers daily since Oct. 30 through relays to Mars orbiters.
10.29.08 - Phoenix, with its solar-electric power shrinking due to shorter daylight hours and a dust storm, did not respond to an orbiter's attempt to communicate with it Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
10.29.08 - NASA'S Phoenix Mars Lander entered safe mode late yesterday in response to a low-power fault brought on by deteriorating weather conditions.
10.28.08 - In a race against time and the elements, engineers with NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission hope to extend the lander's survival by gradually shutting down some of its instruments and heaters, starting today.
10.28.08 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars.
10.17.08 - Phoenix has finished scooping soil samples to deliver to its onboard laboratories, and is now preparing to analyze samples already obtained.
10.17.08 - Phoenix successfully delivered soil into oven six of the lander's thermal and evolved-gas analyzer on Monday, Oct. 13.
10.15.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission is being honored with a Breakthrough Award by Popular Mechanics magazine today in New York City.
10.14.08 - The Phoenix Lander over the weekend successfully weathered a regional dust storm that temporarily lowered its solar power, and the team is ack investigating the Red Planet's northern plains.
10.15.08 - High winds and dust devils blew through Phoenix's landing site last weekend. These two short videos show them in action.› View second video.
10.10.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has been digging and excavating Martian soil with its nearly 8-foot-long robotic arm. New images, like this one in 3D, show the trenchwork taken on Oct. 7.
10.08.08 - As fall approaches Mars' northern plains, NASA's Phoenix Lander is busy digging into the Red Planet's soil and scooping it into its onboard science laboratories for analysis.
10.09.08 - The longest-serving of six spacecraft now studying Mars is up to new tricks for a third two-year extension of its mission to examine the most Earthlike of known foreign planets.
09.29.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds. Spacecraft soil experiments also have provided evidence of past interaction between minerals and liquid water, processes that occur on Earth.
09.25.08 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed hundreds of small fractures exposed on the Martian surface that billions of years ago directed flows of water through underground Martian sandstone.
09.23.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock into a nearby trench Monday to gain access to the soil under the rock.
09.22.08 - If the robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can nudge a rock aside today, scientists on the Phoenix team would like to see what's underneath.
09.22.08 - NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is setting its sights on a crater more than 20 times larger than its home for the past two years.
09.17.08 - A new color high-resolution image from the Phoenix Mars Lander shows its crumpled heat shield about 150 meters away from the spacecraft.
09.16.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has successfully delivered more soil to its Wet Chemistry Laboratory.