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Life on Mars?

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Does life exist on Mars? That's a question scientists have been asking for decades; one that Sam Kounaves hopes to answer.

Kounaves is a Tufts University chemistry professor who's leading the "Phoenix Mars Mission."

The spacecraft is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on May 25th after a 10-month odyssey. Once it touches down, using robotics, it will conduct a chemical analysis of the Martian soil and ice, looking for signs of life.

Sam Kounaves joined WBUR's Bob Oakes for a conversation about the Mars mission.

This program aired on May 20, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.


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