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NASA reveals landing site for next Martian probe Space Today

It has everything a spacecraft needs in a landing site on Mars: 24-hours of sunlight, flat terrain and few rocks. On Wednesday, NASA scientists showed off the region chosen for the planned Dec. 3 landing of their Mars Polar Lander spacecraft. One of two craft en route to Mars, the probe is to land near the South Pole and search for water.