Archive by date | May 2008

Phoenix gets on down, hurrah

As reported pretty much everywhere, NASA’s Phoenix lander made it down to Mars OK, and has already started sending back pictures. Emily Lakdawalla is blogging up a storm from JPL at the Planetary Society blog, and Nature’s own Eric Hand is doing great work from Tucson, where the science operations team is.  Read more

Acidic oceans arrive early

Scientists have found ‘corrosive water’ off the coast of North America, a result of carbon dioxide being absorbed from the atmosphere. This is reputedly the first time acidified ocean water has been detected on the continental shelf of the western United States and – surprise, surprise – it’s that climate change that’s causing it.