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Fraser
2008-Jun-05, 01:50 PM
NASA's Mars Odyssey has been switched into "safe-mode" after possibly being hit by energetic particles from the Sun, or by cosmic rays. Acting as one of two relay satellites between Earth and Phoenix, this has hindered commands to be sent to the lander, thereby slowing its progress. Phoenix is just about to start scence digging [...]

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