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The Dirt on Mars Phoenix Lander Contamination

Posted: 8/4/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 380   Submitted By:jeff   Category: Mars Anomalies   Source: blog.wired.com
The lander was assembled in a chip fabrication-style clean room, said Race, and thoroughly cleaned afterwards. A few microbial spores inevitably make it through, or are picked up during launch -- "but what’s probability that it will stay through launch, go through re-entry, and stay on the spacecraft?" she said. "And then, if it gets jostled off, could it survive? And grow and reproduce?
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