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Martian probe whacko shorts

May 31 2008

Probe "Phoenix", who is now on Mars continues to break down - after initially neotkryvsheysya "hands-manipulator apparatus whacko now on the food chain. The closure was found during routine inspection of the systems of the probe.

NASA said that a short circuit occurred in one of the circuits the device that the probe should be used to heating and analysis of the soil. Detected a technical problem, stressed by the representatives of NASA, should not hinder the work of this site.

The reason for the short-circuit already installed, add experts, and, soon, will a plan of action to address it, AP reported.

Note that the probe "Phoenix", who arrived at Mars on May 26, must spend three months on the planet - it will be using the drill to take samples of soil, then heat them to analyze the gases released, and transmit data to Earth. In addition, the probe will collect data about the planet's atmosphere and the meteorological conditions and make hundreds of stereo photographs of the surface of the red planet. "

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