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Knowledge is Power

Phoenix Mars Lander carries library of information.

Posted by grizzlymedia on August 5, 2007

Mars

Did you know that when the Phoenix Mars Lander blasted off last month it carried a DVD containing 84 written texts, 63 Mars-related works of art, and three radio broadcasts, including the 1938 recreation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” and the 1940 discussion between Wells and Orson Welles, who directed the panic-inducing drama? What would you have chosen to send on the 10 month-long 422 million-mile journey to tell Martians about life on Earth?

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