Thoughts from a dying probe

I’ve blogged on and off about the Phoenix explorer probe, and its search for water on Mars. It’s just about done its mission: it found the water it was looking for (in block ice and snow form) and sent massive amounst of data back to NASA. Phoenix’s batteries are now dead, and while there may be a few brief Lazarus-mode moments, it’s effectively dying.

Read its touching dying thoughts in this guest spot on Gizmodo.

Dropping temperatures measured by Phoenix