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Phoenix's Water May Be Gumming Up the Works

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Science  08 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5890, pp. 758
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5890.758a

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The Phoenix lander's most dramatic achievement so far (see sidebar for others) has been touching martian water ice--which may also be creating the mission's biggest challenge.