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It's Really Red! (No Green Men!) Pictures From Mars Landing!

It's Really Red! (No Green Men!) Pictures From Mars Landing!

NASA is looking for life on Mars and just released pictures from an unexplored region of the red planet. The Mars Phoenix lander traveled 430 million miles from Earth and took 10 months to reach its destination. The mission cost $457 million, including $37 million from Canada.

The lander has a robotic arm, which will search for ice, aka water, on the planet. NASA scientists, almost certain that Mars has some conditions for life, are looking for proof. So far, there have been no complications!

Considering 50 percent of Mars missions fail, do you think this project is worth the exorbitant amount of money? Is financing scientific discoveries not immediately relevant to your everyday life still an important function of government? Check out these great pictures from the Martian planet!

It's red!

Nice legs!

The plains of the northern polar region of Mars.

The Phoenix Mars Lander will search for basic signs of life in the surface ice on Mars.

Here, the Phoenix Mars Lander's solar arrays are seen.

Mission control room before the successful Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft's scheduled landing.

Mission control room celebrates the successful landing.

Hooray! Now just find some life!

Phoenix principal investigator Peter Smith and Phoenix project manager Barry Goldstein brief reporters.

Do you think they'll find life?


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LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Wow! Amazing!!
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Thanks, popgoestheworld! Fixed it. :) Glad you checked out all the pictures!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I'm such a geek that I can't help but love it. It's definitely expensive, no question about that. Seems worth it somehow though. (Side note to Libery: "Do you they'll find life?" is the caption on photo 10. I think "think" should be added!)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Sure it's worth it our species is still in its intellectual infancy and with all due respect to any scholars in the room we are still learning how to walk.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
So weird to see COLOR pictures of another planet. I can totally picture an alien walking around in that fourth picture. Outerspace scares me for some reason. :P
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I think this is very exciting. Looking forward to hearing more.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
good morning ya'll! you are right, YY!
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
i think it's awesome. i came home sunday afternoon for a half hour just to watch the landing live on CNN and it was very exciting. and yeah it's expensive, but these aren't exactly the type of things you can just cancel 3/4 of the way through. when this project was initiated we weren't facing a recession and other economic issues like we are today.
syako syako 9 years
I :love: Nasa geeks :nerdboy:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I like how excited the old guys are.
janneth janneth 9 years
That dirt actually looks red. It is a big thing, perfect landing and all. Good morning, Kris.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
i can't believe there are no comments yet on the new pictures of dirt they beamed back to us!
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