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Phoenix Mars Lander Principal Investigator Peter Smith

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Air Date: 07/30/2007
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Peter Smith, Principal Investigator for Phoenix, University of Arizona


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Phoenix will soon be on its way to the Red Planet. Principal Investigator Peter Smith tells us about his aptly-named bird that will set down much farther north on Mars than any previous lander. Emily Lakdawalla solves the mystery of longitude on other planets in her Q&A contribution, while Bruce Betts explores a busy night sky and offers yet another space trivia contest in What's Up!


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