According to Russian space officials, the Phobos-Grunt probe, originally to go to the Mars’ moon Phobos and launched on November 9, 2011, will instead come crashing down back to Earth sometime on Sunday, January 15, 2012.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) was already working as Curiosity descended toward the Martian surface. Watch the stop-motion video of this historic descent onto Mars.
The Mars rover Spirit has been in hibernation on Mars due to the planet’s harsh winter. The mission team at NASA for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit hope it will awaken from its deep slumber. They are listening for signs of life.