Phoenix Mission To Mars Will Search For Climate Clues

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 23:21 in Astronomy & Space

The search for life on Mars enters a new phase May 25 with the scheduled landing of a NASA Phoenix Mission spacecraft on the Red Planet's northern plains. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis are playing key roles in the mission, including one student who helped pick the landing site, a place called Green Valley. Phoenix will dig near the surface and search for evidence of an environment favorable for microbial life.

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