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Touchdown! Phoenix lands on Mars

Lander begins search for habitability

7:56pm, May 25, 2008

Planetary scientists Sunday night unveiled the first close-up color images of the northern arctic circle on Mars. The images were taken by the Mars Phoenix Lander only a few hours after its flawless descent onto the Red Planet’s northern plains at 7:38 p.m. EDT, May 25.

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