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Radio Telescopes to Keep Sharp Eye on Mars Lander
May 22, 2008
As NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander descends through the Red Planet's atmosphere toward its landing on May 25, 2008, its progress will be scrutinized by radio telescopes from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). At NRAO control rooms in Green Bank, W.Va., and Socorro, N.M., scientists, engineers and technicians will be tracking the faint signal from the lander, 171 million miles from Earth.
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