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Four papers in the journal Science this week offer new details about the history of water on Mars, gleaned from the 2008 NASA Phoenix Mars Mission that was operated from The University of Arizona.Peter H. Smith, a scientist with the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the mission's principal investigator, is the first author of "H2O at the Phoenix Landing Site" in Science. There are 35 co-authors from six countries on the paper. Smith and his group of scientists and students used the lander...
A NASA operated robotic spacecraft is scheduled to land Sunday on Mars, but scientists from a lab at the University of Arizona will be telling the robot what to do.The Phoenix Mars Lander must make a successful touchdown in the northern polar region of the red planet before NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California will turn over scientific control to the Tucson researchers. The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has been dealing with missions to the red planet since 1964.This will mark the...
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