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Japan 'Hopes' to Avoid Crash of Ill-Fated Mars Probe

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Science  21 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5649, pp. 1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5649.1313b

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The Japanese space agency JAXA has all but given up hope of saving its crippled Mars probe. The only question remaining is whether it will also crash ignominiously into the Red Planet next month.