Mission Possible

A new probe to a Martian moon may win back respect for Russia’s unmanned space program.

Russian scientists have recently improved their probe by replacing the drill shown with a scoop device to collect soil in the weak gravity of Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two moons. (CNES)
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For updates on the status of Phobos-Grunt, visit the author's website at RussianSpaceWeb.com.

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