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djellison
post Jul 19 2008, 12:04 PM
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I challenge you not to look at this and make a ping/spring/boing happy sort of a noise.

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babboxy
post Jul 27 2008, 11:28 AM
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mankind always struggles with ice

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Paul Fjeld
post Jul 27 2008, 02:25 PM
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I know silver linings are little annoying, but I find this situation kind of exciting. The TEGA is having problems because Mars is NOT "nominal." That's the point. When the design of the scoop (its width) and the TEGA doors were being "fought over" I wonder where the possibilty of "wet" sticky clods was on the "threat matrix." Way the hell off in 3 sigma territory I bet!

So Peter and the whole team land exactly like they expected in a place that was better than they could have expected and the adventure seemed like a tic tac toe: there're the polygons - they're even cute; there's the ice - we land on a skating rink; there's the pH - keep the life-question-ball rolling; there's the ice sample... wait a second - that's not like the Arctic!

Keep fighting Phoenix team - you're having an adventure along with your heart attacks!

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- djellison   TEGA - Round 2   Jul 19 2008, 12:04 PM
- - rob66   ping! spring! boing ! A beautiful sig...   Jul 19 2008, 12:10 PM
- - Stu   Hmm, my noise was kind of a combination of a long,...   Jul 19 2008, 12:19 PM
- - nprev   Oh, right on!!! What a welcome sight. ...   Jul 19 2008, 01:03 PM
- - Tesheiner   "Phew" is the best word, I would say. No...   Jul 19 2008, 01:09 PM
- - Reckless   Sproing indeed   Jul 19 2008, 01:23 PM
- - dmg   Great news on the door. Here's hoping that al...   Jul 19 2008, 03:14 PM
- - djellison   Left Eye R/B fudged colour. Right Eye Diopter IR/...   Jul 19 2008, 06:41 PM
|- - centsworth_II   Question from old TEGA thread: QUOTE (jmknapp).......   Jul 19 2008, 07:12 PM
||- - jmknapp   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Jul 19 2008, 02:12...   Jul 20 2008, 12:37 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 19 2008, 08:41 PM)...   Jul 19 2008, 07:39 PM
- - Shaka   At the sound of your voice Heaven opens its portal...   Jul 19 2008, 07:18 PM
- - belleraphon1   I just caught the news from Emily's blog..... ...   Jul 19 2008, 07:56 PM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (climber @ Jul 19 2008, 01:39 PM) I...   Jul 20 2008, 05:43 AM
- - Solar Fan   Yea! It looks like they've successfully u...   Jul 22 2008, 03:28 AM
|- - Cargo Cult   QUOTE (Solar Fan @ Jul 22 2008, 04:28 AM)...   Jul 22 2008, 08:48 AM
|- - Ken McLean   QUOTE (Cargo Cult @ Jul 22 2008, 06:48 PM...   Jul 23 2008, 10:58 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Ken McLean @ Jul 23 2008, 06:58 AM...   Jul 23 2008, 03:07 PM
- - BrianL   My momma always said, "TEGA is like a box of ...   Jul 23 2008, 05:07 PM
|- - Skyrunner   QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 23 2008, 07:07 PM) My...   Jul 23 2008, 06:07 PM
- - TheChemist   Apologies, the wait is too long   Jul 23 2008, 09:25 PM
- - Skyrunner   Wow, thanks to Emily's Blog we now know more. ...   Jul 25 2008, 08:13 AM
|- - Deimos   QUOTE (Skyrunner @ Jul 25 2008, 09:13 AM)...   Jul 25 2008, 02:24 PM
|- - Skyrunner   QUOTE (Deimos @ Jul 25 2008, 04:24 PM) No...   Jul 25 2008, 06:17 PM
- - jmjawors   This does not clear up anything for me. Then agai...   Jul 25 2008, 06:31 PM
- - akuo   Looks like they are finally going for it: QUOTE Sc...   Jul 25 2008, 11:42 PM
- - bcory   "NASA has tentatively scheduled a "mid-c...   Jul 26 2008, 01:33 AM
- - Aussie   I have always been a little in awe of the expertis...   Jul 26 2008, 03:15 AM
|- - 1101001   Sol 60 Raw Images This looks like post-delivery, ...   Jul 26 2008, 03:46 PM
- - fredk   They certainly got some serious rasping done: http...   Jul 26 2008, 04:05 PM
|- - Juramike   QUOTE (fredk @ Jul 26 2008, 11:05 AM) The...   Jul 26 2008, 04:26 PM
- - jamescanvin   Here is a before and after gif.   Jul 26 2008, 04:08 PM
- - imipak   Is it just me, or did they completely miss the ove...   Jul 26 2008, 05:11 PM
|- - ugordan   I don't think they missed it. There's some...   Jul 26 2008, 05:29 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (imipak @ Jul 26 2008, 01:11 PM) Th...   Jul 26 2008, 06:37 PM
- - Reckless   Looking at the early and late post dump shots hter...   Jul 26 2008, 05:43 PM
|- - 1101001   I venture they got an oven-full signal. Maybe. Th...   Jul 26 2008, 06:17 PM
- - imipak   I take it back - there are traces along the lower ...   Jul 26 2008, 08:00 PM
- - Shaka   Still... I would welcome a confirmation of "o...   Jul 26 2008, 08:24 PM
- - BrianL   Yeah, what's the scoop? Sorry, couldn...   Jul 26 2008, 08:55 PM
- - akuo   Not enough material in the oven :-( http://phoenix...   Jul 26 2008, 10:24 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (akuo @ Jul 26 2008, 05:24 PM) Not ...   Jul 26 2008, 10:43 PM
- - TheChemist   Well, there is also some good news in there : ...   Jul 26 2008, 10:33 PM
- - elakdawalla   Neither -- "much of the soil remained lodged ...   Jul 26 2008, 10:49 PM
|- - slinted   Here's an RAC image of the sample before the s...   Jul 26 2008, 11:19 PM
|- - Paul Fjeld   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 26 2008, 06:49 P...   Jul 27 2008, 02:20 AM
- - akuo   As the press release says "the robotic arm co...   Jul 26 2008, 10:49 PM
- - Stu   Mars has never given up any of its secrets without...   Jul 26 2008, 10:54 PM
|- - ArizonaWildcat   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 26 2008, 02:54 PM) Mars ...   Jul 26 2008, 11:19 PM
|- - JRehling   What's most annoying is that with sublimation,...   Jul 27 2008, 02:26 AM
- - Shaka   I can't stand it.   Jul 27 2008, 12:03 AM
- - belleraphon1   Nothing comes easy.... Trying to operate a delic...   Jul 27 2008, 12:18 AM
- - PDP8E   1) hold the scoop so that material should fall out...   Jul 27 2008, 01:28 AM
|- - Deimos   QUOTE (PDP8E @ Jul 27 2008, 02:28 AM) 1) ...   Jul 27 2008, 03:34 AM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (Deimos @ Jul 26 2008, 07:34 PM) Yo...   Jul 27 2008, 03:08 PM
- - jmjawors   There is a reason they are not going about it in s...   Jul 27 2008, 02:11 AM
- - Shaka   These TEGA scoops don't empty unless you hit ...   Jul 27 2008, 05:12 AM
- - climber   I can also see other good news : - if the sample ...   Jul 27 2008, 06:41 AM
- - jmknapp   The way the soil clumps and adheres suggests a fai...   Jul 27 2008, 11:22 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 27 2008, 11:22 AM) T...   Jul 27 2008, 09:29 PM
- - babboxy   mankind always struggles with ice   Jul 27 2008, 11:28 AM
|- - Paul Fjeld   I know silver linings are little annoying, but I f...   Jul 27 2008, 02:25 PM
|- - mike   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 27 2008, 06:25 AM...   Jul 27 2008, 09:49 PM
- - BrianL   So, if this sample is stuck in there, how are they...   Jul 27 2008, 02:10 PM
|- - 1101001   QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 27 2008, 06:10 AM) So...   Jul 27 2008, 06:20 PM
|- - jmjawors   Did they empty the scoop onto MECA? [Image]   Jul 27 2008, 07:01 PM
- - Juramike   recent space.com article on Phoenix's delivery...   Jul 27 2008, 03:46 PM
- - dvandorn   With apologies to all... "Comedy is easy. M...   Jul 27 2008, 04:16 PM
- - PDP8E   A young nasa test pilot and an eager JPL enginee...   Jul 27 2008, 05:17 PM
- - Juramike   From the update: QUOTE NASA's Phoenix Mars La...   Jul 27 2008, 10:57 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   How do they define "overnight Sunday"? ...   Jul 28 2008, 12:18 AM
- - elakdawalla   I am virtually certain that they mean "overni...   Jul 28 2008, 03:06 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 27 2008, 07:06 P...   Jul 28 2008, 03:31 AM
|- - climber   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jul 28 2008, 05:31 A...   Jul 28 2008, 06:44 AM
- - fredk   As far as heating of the scoop goes, does anyone k...   Jul 28 2008, 03:11 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (fredk @ Jul 28 2008, 04:11 AM) As ...   Jul 28 2008, 07:05 AM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (fredk @ Jul 27 2008, 11:11 PM) As ...   Jul 28 2008, 09:29 AM
- - nprev   Now that's a fascinating factoid, actually...   Jul 28 2008, 03:50 AM
- - Floyd   I think we should all switch to apparent solar tim...   Jul 28 2008, 04:36 AM
- - NotLurkingAnymore   Presumably an unknown amount of material did make ...   Jul 28 2008, 10:11 AM
- - TheChemist   The oven will be used again for a second attempt t...   Jul 28 2008, 11:12 AM
- - BrianL   There's stuff sticking to the screen on the So...   Jul 28 2008, 03:39 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 28 2008, 04:39 PM) Wa...   Jul 28 2008, 04:49 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 28 2008, 11:39 AM) Th...   Jul 28 2008, 05:01 PM
- - jamescanvin   You mean there WAS material stuck to the screen, i...   Jul 28 2008, 04:45 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   The icy soil in the Mars environs, looks and seems...   Jul 28 2008, 05:43 PM
|- - Juramike   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jul 28 2008, 12:43 P...   Jul 28 2008, 05:59 PM
|- - brellis   Sounds like you can make a nice igloo outta this s...   Jul 28 2008, 06:35 PM
- - NotLurkingAnymore   Just a few more thoughts on the state of oven 0. ...   Jul 28 2008, 09:23 PM
|- - 1101001   Failed again. Not enough delivered to TEGA. JPL P...   Jul 29 2008, 01:35 AM
|- - Paul Fjeld   QUOTE Smith said, "While we continue with det...   Jul 29 2008, 01:47 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 28 2008, 09:47 PM...   Jul 29 2008, 02:13 AM
- - Shaka   Just how vital is it to boil some water vapor from...   Jul 29 2008, 02:26 AM
- - Juramike   I read that as, "Well, the stuff is in the ov...   Jul 29 2008, 02:48 AM
|- - Paul Fjeld   Okay, I'm a bit confused. Peter's comment...   Jul 29 2008, 03:20 AM
||- - Aussie   QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 29 2008, 04:20 AM...   Jul 29 2008, 09:01 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Juramike @ Jul 28 2008, 09:48 PM) ...   Jul 29 2008, 03:23 AM
- - CosmicRocker   How about picking up some dry soil and tipping it ...   Jul 29 2008, 04:04 AM
- - jmknapp   QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Jul 28 2008, 11:04 ...   Jul 29 2008, 10:56 AM
- - MahFL   My take is they can't get an icy sample into t...   Jul 29 2008, 12:19 PM
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