TITLE

Mars, Here We Come!

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;9/21/2007, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on a robot called the Phoenix Mars Lander used by the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) to search for signs of life on Mars. The probe was launched in August 2007 and is expected to arrive at the frozen northern region of the planet in May 2008 to study ice that may be the remains of a deep ocean from 100,000 years ago. The Phoenix probe has a robotic arm which features a powerful drill and a scoop to collect samples.
ACCESSION #
26602095

 

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