NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission is being honored with a Breakthrough Award by Popular Mechanics magazine today in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander slid a rock into a nearby trench Monday to gain access to the soil under the rock.
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.
A new color high-resolution image from the Phoenix Mars Lander shows its crumpled heat shield about 150 meters away from the spacecraft.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has successfully delivered more soil to its Wet Chemistry Laboratory.
Phoenix has photographed several dust devils dancing across the arctic plain this week and sensed a dip in air pressure as one passed near the lander.
The next soil sample that Phoenix will deliver to its deck instruments will go to the fourth of the four cells of Phoenix's wet chemistry laboratory, according to the Phoenix team's current plans.
A fork-like conductivity probe has sensed humidity rising and falling beside Phoenix, but when stuck into the ground, its measurements so far indicate soil that is thoroughly and perplexingly dry.
Scientists have begun to analyze a sample of soil delivered to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's wet chemistry experiment from the deepest trench dug so far in the Martian arctic plains.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, having completed its 90-day primary mission, is continuing its science collection activities.
The next sample of Martian soil being grabbed for analysis is coming from a trench about three times deeper than any other trench NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has dug.
Phoenix has scooped up a soil sample from an intermediate depth between the ground surface and a subsurface icy layer.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scientists and engineers are continuing to dig into the area around the lander with the spacecraft's robotic arm, looking for new materials to analyze and examining the soil and ice subsurface structure.
Phoenix has taken the first-ever image of a single particle of Mars' ubiquitous dust, using its atomic force microscope.
Vibration of the screen above a laboratory oven on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on Saturday got enough soil into the oven begin analysis of the sample.
Phoenix Mars mission scientists spoke today on research in progress concerning an ongoing investigation of perchlorate salts detected in soil analyzed by the wet chemistry laboratory aboard NASA's Phoenix Lander.