Phoenix spacecraft lands on Mars

Posted by carlos Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:25:00 GMT

Nasa’s tripod-like spacecraft landed on the bizarre baren waste-land also known as Mars a couple of weeks ago. Microbes such as the Chryseobacterium greenlandensis have been found alive on Earth (mind you) in ice, but dormant after a very long 120,000 years. When the Phoenix landed on Mars it took a few samples of the ground and found that Mars had an ice layer beneath the surface. Maybe it is posible that as there is ice on the planet, microbes will be found.

Extreme life forms, like these colonies of Chryseobacterium greenlandensis, may be living near the north pole of Mars. If you want to see the phoenix landing click on the picture of it.

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