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News: NASA to probe Mars

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Is there really water on Mars? Did life really exist on Mars? NASA hopes to find and explain this and more in its latest expedition to the red planet. The probe blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 5:26 this morning and is expected to touch down May 25, 2008. I can only express relief in that we are probing Mars and not Uranus. - oldfett *News Editor*

A robotic dirt and ice digger blasted off Saturday on a 422 million-mile journey to Mars that NASA hopes will culminate next spring in the first landing within the red planet's arctic circle. The unmanned Delta II rocket carrying the Phoenix Mars Lander rose from its seaside pad at 5:26 a.m., exactly on time, and hurtled through the clear moonlit sky.



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