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January 15, 2013

The Mars Mystique

By: Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor
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The Mars mystique (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The mood among mission controllers was subdued. Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in the foothills of southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains, were worried about the landing of their spacecraft on Mars. With good reason. Three months…