Science May 23

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NASA’s Phoenix Spacecraft Lands on Mars

A spacecraft designed to search for life on Mars completed its nearly 10-month, 422-million-mile voyage Sunday, touching down the Red Planet and transmitting intriguing images from its northern arctic plains.

The robotic explorer Spirit successfully landed on Mars Saturday night and immediately began transmitting images of its surroundings, a long-dried up lake bed where scientists are seeking evidence that life once existed on the red planet.

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