Science The Death of a Probe
posted by November 10 at 16:42 PMon
Poetry in the mode of science news:
Nasa says its Phoenix lander on the surface of Mars has gone silent and is almost certainly dead.
Engineers have not heard from the craft since Sunday 2 November when it made a brief communication with Earth.
Phoenix, which landed on the planet’s northern plains in May, had been struggling in the increasing cold and dark of an advancing winter.
A cold and dark winter is bad enough on this planet, but how much more awful it must be on another world.