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Europe space lander aims for risky touchdown on Mars

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 05:50


THE search for life on Mars may take a giant leap on Wednesday when a space lander is due to touchdown on the red planet in Europe's first attempt to land a craft there since the Beagle 2's "heroic failure" more than a decade ago.

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