Archive: 07/31/2008

Phoenix Mars Lander Confirms Martian Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified water in a soil sample. The lander's robotic arm delivered the sample Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced ...

dateJul 31, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release

As microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet "balanced" in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the normal release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

dateJul 31, 2008 in Environment
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