How cool is this! The Phoenix Mars Lander is Twittering!

Of course, it’s not a direct connection from the northern hemisphere of Mars to your Twitter client.

The tweets are actually written by a person working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. But she/it is answering questions from twitterers!

And while it may not be quite like Rover phoning home, it’s still terrific that the Phoenix team is using this channel as one more way to communicate with the world about their project.

You can find the Lander’s feed at twitter.com/MarsPhoenix.