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?
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