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Kuma
26th May 2008, 07:48 AM
You can watch live here...

NASA - NASA TV (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html)

starting in 12 mins.... 8am syd time

The Fluffy Duck
26th May 2008, 08:23 AM
damm i hate the 20+ min wait to know i we did it or not

darksplat
26th May 2008, 08:45 AM
So far its very informative

SyncMan
26th May 2008, 09:38 AM
15 mins to go.

darksplat
26th May 2008, 09:56 AM
just landed

MrJesseRoss
26th May 2008, 09:56 AM
I'll assume that it landed, because they're all clapping and hugging.

Edit: Yup.

Geoff3DMN
26th May 2008, 10:10 AM
Watching and listening to this on the MBA while I cleaned out my walk in wardrobe was almost enough to make the whole cleaning process bearable... almost ;)

Good to see it all seems to have gone well though :thumbup:

Kuma
26th May 2008, 12:30 PM
very exciting stuff....
looking fwd to what it errr "we" learn....

benb
26th May 2008, 01:01 PM
You can find out more from the Phoenix mission site (http://fawkes1.lpl.arizona.edu/index.php).

The Fluffy Duck
26th May 2008, 01:37 PM
yay pictures.

denwol
26th May 2008, 05:45 PM
Cant believe patty newtons handbag is more important than a major milestone for Science ever.
Society can be so disappointing at times.

kim jong il
26th May 2008, 08:02 PM
Cant believe patty newtons handbag is more important than a major milestone for Science ever.
Society can be so disappointing at times.

Is that that strange object they saw in the raw images? They didn't say when I was listening. :)

benb
27th May 2008, 08:40 AM
This is a pic the HiRISE on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/) took of the Phoenix with its parachute deployed. Very cool!


http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7356/hirisephxlanderat3.png

Kuma
27th May 2008, 11:47 AM
what is way cool is the terabyte counter on the side of that page... currently 55 TBs of data...

thats some bandwidth....

Bart Smastard
27th May 2008, 03:11 PM
what is way cool is the terabyte counter on the side of that page... currently 55 TBs of data...

thats some bandwidth....

They can achieve that over 400 Million Km's. And yet Australia can't get much better than 20MB/s :mad: