NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander catches a glimpse of the "Snow White" trenches in the Martian arctic in this image released on June 20, 2008.(Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University)
Phoenix scientists are now assured they have a complete soil-layer profile in
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