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    Posted: 20 May 2008 at 9:18am
That final decent phase looks a bit tricky to me. Imbalance of thrust and it all goes belly up.


Phoenix diary: Mission to Mars

On 25 May (GMT) Nasa's Phoenix lander will begin its descent to the northern plains of Mars. The robotic lab is due to investigate the region's climate and geology as well as determine whether it could support life.

Dr Tom Pike, from Imperial College London, is one of the scientists working on the mission. He will be writing a diary for the BBC News website in the run-up to the landing.

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