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NASA honored for ‘tweets’ from Mars CNN

NASA was honored Wednesday for its efforts to inform the public through the popular social-networking Web site Twitter. NASA received the “Shorty Award” for documenting the mission of the Mars Phoenix Lander. The Mars Phoenix Lander spent nearly five months in 2008 on the red planet conducting research.
Twitter allows users to post updates or “tweets” in 140 characters or less. NASA said it delivered more than 600 updates during the 152 days the Phoenix was operating in the north polar region of Mars.
By the end of the mission in early November, more than 38,000 people were following its tweets, NASA said.