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Phoenix Lands!

After a 10-month, 420-million-mile journey, NASA’s Phoenix probe touched down on Mars’ northern Arctic Circle at 4:53 p.m. Pacific Time Sunday, becoming the first to ever successfully reach a polar region of the Red Planet. And boy are the ScienceBloggers excited!

For the next three months, Phoenix will dig into the soil to find out if its composition is–or was ever–suitable for life.

Humans have wondered about finding life “out there” for millennia. What do you think–is it possible?

Want to know the results? We’ll publish them exclusively in next week’s ScienceBlogs Weekly Recap—the fun e-newsletter that brings you the top posts, quotes, photos and videos from the previous week on ScienceBlogs. (Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.)