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Latest Mars Polar Lander Stories

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2007-08-04 04:45:00

A robotic dirt and ice digger blasted off Saturday on a 422 million-mile journey to Mars that NASA hopes will culminate next spring in the first ever landing within the red planet's Arctic Circle.

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2007-07-30 17:35:00

A three-legged NASA spacecraft with a long arm for digging trenches is going to the Martian north pole to study if the environment is favorable for primitive life. But before it can start its work, the Phoenix Mars Lander must first survive the landing.

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2007-07-09 16:50:28

NASA's next Mars mission will look beneath a frigid arctic landscape for conditions favorable to past or present life.

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2007-02-01 17:55:00

Scientists are scrambling to find an alternative landing site for a long-armed robot set to launch this summer on a mission to dig into Mars' icy north pole to search for signs of primitive life.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.