Portfolio Life on Mars

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Robby Regan Portfolio Opportunity Physical Geology Life on Mars The determination of whether there is life on Mars can determine many things involving our solar system. The way live came begin would be easier to figure out if people were able to find a source of life on Mars. In 199, the Mars Polar Lander was sent out to search Mars for a form of life on the planet. The polar lander was not able to land successfully on the planet, it disappeared in space. The failure of the polar lander caused the loss of funding toward a new polar lander. Smith wanted to use the errors of the failed previous missions to create a new spacecraft that would be sure to make it to Mars. He called it, Phoenix, rising from the ashes to make it back to Mars. It took nine months for Phoenix to get to Mars and it successfully landed on the planet. The Phoenix landed on the northern part of Mars, where the sun was still out. The aircraft used the sun as a supply of power, but the long winter would start in three months. Later, the Soviets sent their own spacecraft to Mars. They were able to send a spaceship
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course GEOS 1004 taught by Professor Aksinha during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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