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Sniffing Out Martian Hospitality

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Science  08 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5634, pp. 743-745
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5634.743b

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NASA this week named Phoenix the winner in its first open competition to send a mission to Mars. Phoenix will scratch through martian soil to recently discovered ice beneath the northern polar plains.