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Sunday, September 04, 2005

  Mars Polar Lander found?

Meanwhile, back on Mars, the remains of the Mars Polar Lander have probably been found by the Mars Global Surveyor, which is gearing up to do a closeup of the probable crash site of the Mars Polar Lander (MPL) before Sept 10th. The MGS was launched in November 1996 on a mission to study the Red Planet's surface features, atmosphere and magnetic properties. It completed its primary mission in January 2001, so the spacecraft has far exceeded its planned lifetime.
I'd incorporated the story of the MPL into my speech, Uncle Bill's Helicopter, in what seems like ages ago.
 
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