WEFOUNDThe Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit, Fiction, Fantasy and Magic


Phoenix was a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program . The Phoenix lander descended on Mars on May 25, 2008. [1] Mission scientists used instruments aboard the lander to search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars , and to research the history of water there . The total mission cost was about US $386 million, which includes cost of the launch. [2] [3] [4]

The mission had two goals. One was to study the geologic history of water, the key to unlocking the story of past climate change . The second was to evaluate past or potential planetary habitability in the ice-soil boundary. Phoenix' s instruments were suitable for uncovering information on the geological and possibly biological history of the Martian Arctic. Phoenix was the first mission to return data from either of the poles, and contributed to NASA's main strategy for Mars exploration, " Follow the water. "

The primary mission was anticipated to last 90 sols (Martian days) – just over 92 Earth days. However, the craft exceeded its expected operational lifetime [9] by a little over two months before succumbing to the increasing cold and dark of an advancing Martian winter. [7] Researchers had hoped that the lander would survive into the Martian winter so that it could witness polar ice developing around it – perhaps up to 1 metre of solid carbon dioxide ice could have appeared. Even had it survived some of the winter, the intense cold would have prevented it from lasting all the way through. [10] The mission was chosen to be a fixed lander rather than a rover because: [11]

In the distant future our species has colonised the universe in what is known as The Empire. Now we are the target of an unknown enemy and only one group of mercenaries can save us - The PhoenIX.

At their core, The PhoenIX believe in helping their fellow man and fighting for those are not able to fight for themselves.

The current leader of The PhoenIX, also known as Phoenix Prime. Bald, grizzly and battle-hardened, he has seen it all. His father ran The PhoenIX before him and Oz took up the mantle after him. A decorated soldier from earlier Empire Wars, his experience renders him level headed and calculating in times of crisis.

Phoenix was a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program . The Phoenix lander descended on Mars on May 25, 2008. [1] Mission scientists used instruments aboard the lander to search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars , and to research the history of water there . The total mission cost was about US $386 million, which includes cost of the launch. [2] [3] [4]

The mission had two goals. One was to study the geologic history of water, the key to unlocking the story of past climate change . The second was to evaluate past or potential planetary habitability in the ice-soil boundary. Phoenix' s instruments were suitable for uncovering information on the geological and possibly biological history of the Martian Arctic. Phoenix was the first mission to return data from either of the poles, and contributed to NASA's main strategy for Mars exploration, " Follow the water. "

The primary mission was anticipated to last 90 sols (Martian days) – just over 92 Earth days. However, the craft exceeded its expected operational lifetime [9] by a little over two months before succumbing to the increasing cold and dark of an advancing Martian winter. [7] Researchers had hoped that the lander would survive into the Martian winter so that it could witness polar ice developing around it – perhaps up to 1 metre of solid carbon dioxide ice could have appeared. Even had it survived some of the winter, the intense cold would have prevented it from lasting all the way through. [10] The mission was chosen to be a fixed lander rather than a rover because: [11]

In the distant future our species has colonised the universe in what is known as The Empire. Now we are the target of an unknown enemy and only one group of mercenaries can save us - The PhoenIX.

At their core, The PhoenIX believe in helping their fellow man and fighting for those are not able to fight for themselves.

The current leader of The PhoenIX, also known as Phoenix Prime. Bald, grizzly and battle-hardened, he has seen it all. His father ran The PhoenIX before him and Oz took up the mantle after him. A decorated soldier from earlier Empire Wars, his experience renders him level headed and calculating in times of crisis.

The Phoenix is a phenomenon: a beautiful, enjoyably silly story magazine for girls and boys – it’s advert-free and it’s the longest-lasting new launch in the market in decades. Could the delights of Corpse Talk and Tamsin and the Deep usher in a new golden era for kids’ comics?

T he first thing you notice about the Phoenix is what’s missing. No plastic toys stuck to the cover. No pink or other colour-coded demarcation of gender. Its masthead advertises two things: “Incredible Stories” and “No adverts in this comic”.

The Phoenix , which is aimed at six- to 12-year-old girls and boys, was launched in 2012 by the children’s publisher David Fickling because, he says: “The natural right of British children to comics needed to be asserted.” The Dandy closed last year. The Beano soldiers on, “but it’s not the same as a story comic”.

Phoenix was a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program . The Phoenix lander descended on Mars on May 25, 2008. [1] Mission scientists used instruments aboard the lander to search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars , and to research the history of water there . The total mission cost was about US $386 million, which includes cost of the launch. [2] [3] [4]

The mission had two goals. One was to study the geologic history of water, the key to unlocking the story of past climate change . The second was to evaluate past or potential planetary habitability in the ice-soil boundary. Phoenix' s instruments were suitable for uncovering information on the geological and possibly biological history of the Martian Arctic. Phoenix was the first mission to return data from either of the poles, and contributed to NASA's main strategy for Mars exploration, " Follow the water. "

The primary mission was anticipated to last 90 sols (Martian days) – just over 92 Earth days. However, the craft exceeded its expected operational lifetime [9] by a little over two months before succumbing to the increasing cold and dark of an advancing Martian winter. [7] Researchers had hoped that the lander would survive into the Martian winter so that it could witness polar ice developing around it – perhaps up to 1 metre of solid carbon dioxide ice could have appeared. Even had it survived some of the winter, the intense cold would have prevented it from lasting all the way through. [10] The mission was chosen to be a fixed lander rather than a rover because: [11]


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