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Mars: The Quest For Life

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Mars is a frozen, hostile wasteland. Dust storms rage across the planet. Temperatures plummet 250 degrees below freezing. The "Red Planet" seems an unlikely place for water, let alone life. But could the basic elements of life exist here, even in this merciless environment? Phoenix - a robot geologist equipped to identify water on Mars - is on its way to find out. Discovery Science presents ‘Mars: The Quest For Life', that reveals the inside story of the Phoenix's harrowing journey. Carried on the space shuttle Delta II, Phoenix must travel 423 million miles to its final destination in the Martian Arctic. Will Phoenix survive the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere? The search for life is on the line. If successful, Phoenix will provide hard evidence of water on the planet and shift our understanding of life itself.