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To Touch the Water of Mars and Search for Life's Abode

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Science  09 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5877, pp. 738-739
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5877.738

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The Phoenix lander will soon arrive at Mars to perform the first analyses of martian water and to probe the rocky polar soil as a habitat for life; it has been a struggle.