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n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Phoenix success : news notes

Volume 67, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266
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Abstract

In a dramatic reversal of fortune for NASA, which suffered a devastating failure the last time the agency attempted a rocket-powered descent to Mars nine years ago, the Phoenix lander had a successful touchdown on Sunday, 25 May 2008, on flat terrain in the northern plains of Mars at 68.22 degrees north latitude.

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2017-02-20

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