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Lost and Found: The Mars Lander

The National Imagery and Mapping Agency, a US Military organization that scrutinizes surveillance imagery, has discovered what might be the Mars Polar Lander (MPL) in an image of the Martian south pole from the NASA Mars Global Surveyor. NASA's MPL was due to land near the Martian south pole in December 1999,, but mission controllers lost contact with it during its descent. This news story from the popular science site, The NewScientist, gives details.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2001/0328
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March 28th, 2001
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:15pm
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March 27th, 2007 at 10:18am
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