Mars polar explorer lands, apparently without a hitch

Yesterday evening at just after 8:00 EST (sorry, I have no idea what the local time on Mars was), NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft landed in Mars’s northern polar region. Here’s the first photo beamed back, courtesy of NASA:

 

 And, yeah, that’s really about it so far. Apparently, these Mars missions take longer to play out than Mars-landing scifi movies would have us believe.

Details available as they emerge on nasa.gov.

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