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Successes, Past and Future

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

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Summary

The Phoenix lander has run into problems handling the martian soil it was sent to analyze (see main text). But it has had its accomplishments, including a successful landing, ice in easy reach, and instrumentation that works.