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NASA's Phoenix Mars mission planned for August 2007

06/03/2005 2:58 PM

LBlix_78 writes:
NASA is planning to launch the Phoenix Mars Lander in August 2007. Phoenix, which should land on the North Pole of the Red Planet in 2008, will analyze soil samples for water and possible signs of life. The project has risen out of the wreckage of the 1999 Mars Polar Lander, like the mythical bird it is named after.

Meanwhile, this may all be moot as a new theory suggests that Mars has always been cold and lifeless.

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Terraforming

06/06/2005 8:51 AM

I don't think people want to admit it, but I think they are looking more for water because it will make establishing a base on Mars much more feasible. Natural H2O reserves would go a long way towards drinking water and extracting oxygen for breathing. It would be a long trip their though. Make submarine duty look like a walk in the park.

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