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Life on Mars?

NASA's Phoenix Mission has landed in the northern polar region of Mars, and there has been lots of exciting pictures, podcasts and articles about the new findings.

Visit this page at the Naked Scientists web site, and listen to - or download - their podcast about "how looking in valleys (of the Martian landscape) could tell us what shaped the Martian surface, and how probing Martian mud could reveal signs of life past and present."

The Naked Scientists is "The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web." Their podcast is always fast-paced and fascinating.

You can listen to a podcast about the countdown for the mission at this link.

Visit the NASA Phoenix Mars Lander web page for the live pictures, videos, statistics and stories about the project.

Background on the mission is at this page.

There is an Odysen start page on the Mission here, which includes a news search widget for Mars, a news search widget for the Phoenix Mars Lander, a website bookmarker widget with links to NASA, and Movies on Mars, a Flickr photo widget, and a YouTube widget with Mars video clips.