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Putting Martian Science to the Test

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Science  26 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5641, pp. 1832-1834
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5641.1832

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The three landers heading for Mars in search of signs of ancient life will also be testing geologic tales spun from decades of orbital data--less glamorous work but no less exciting for planetary scientists.